Judith Ann Jones, 82, of Raymore, MO passed peacefully on December 21, 2021. She was surrounded by family who remained at her side until her final breath.
Judy was born in Bethany to Dorothy and Avery Bolar on September 14, 1939. She graduated from Southwest Harrison High School in 1957 where she was crowned Basketball Queen in her senior year and participated in numerous extra curricular activities. She was her senior Class Treasurer, played saxophone in the school band, was on the editorial staff for the yearbook, and a member of the booster and drama clubs. Judy attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO for two years.
While working in Kansas City she met the love of her life, Eddie Jones. After she married Eddie in 1962, they moved back to Bethany where her older son Tim was born in 1964. The family headed back to Kansas City where her younger son, Todd, was born in 1968. She became the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the engineering firm Burns and McDonnell during her 18 years with the company.
In 1986, Judy and Eddie moved to Phoenix, AZ where she worked for another engineering firm Sargent and Lundy. When Eddie was transferred to Chicago, IL, she continued her work with Sargent and Lundy. Later she worked for VLSI, and then became the office manager for Phillips where she retired.
Judy and Eddie retired at the Lake of the Ozarks in Laurie, MO. In 2008 they settled back in the Kansas City area in Blue Springs. During retirement, she traveled the world with Eddie including China, Mexico, Alaska, Central America, South America and Europe. They relocated to Foxwood Springs Senior Living Community in Raymore in June of 2021.
She was a talented bridge player and was the proud Wife, Mother and Aunt of five Eagle Scouts. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 50 years. Of her many accomplishments, she was particularly committed to the work of her PEO group. She was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. By far, her main priority was the dedication, love, support and patience she provided for her family.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Avery; her brother Doug; Eddie’s parents Virginia and Bert; Eddie’s sister Jackie Skelton and her sisters-in-law Sandy and Carolyn Bolar.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years Eddie, her sons Tim and Todd; her brother Larry; her brother in-law Jim Skelton; her grandchildren Abbey (Jake) Lawrence, Cody, Gabe, Ben, Emily, Sophia and Sam Jones; her great-granddaughter Brienne Lawrence; her nieces Stephanie Tsuru, Ginny Barragan and Melissa Buchanan; her nephews Marc Skelton, Mike, Mark, Dave, Andy and Matt Bolar as well as several cousins, great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 30 at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs at 301 SW Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015 under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO. Burial with Judy’s cousin Gary Hatten presiding will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Allen Cemetery, Eagleville, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and/or the Susan G Komen Organization (Breast Cancer) in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.