Judith (Judy) A. Holman

Judith (Judy) A. Holman, 78, of Sedalia passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia. She was born on July 27, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Helen (Anderson) Woodruff, who preceded her in death.

On Nov. 15,1958 in Richmond, she was united in marriage to James R. Holman Jr., who survives of the home.
Judy was a 1957 graduate of Richmond High School. While in high school, she was active in band as the drum majorette, editor of the yearbook and was a homecoming queen attendant. She was a Girl Scout, a member of the Rainbow Girls Club and active in her church youth program, CYF. After graduation, she attended Christian College (now Columbia College) in Columbia. Judy was a member of First Christian Church, Sedalia, where she served as an elder, deacon, Christian education chairwoman, choir member, and Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Logos Bible-study teacher.

She served for 29 years with the Sedalia School District 200, retiring in 2006. She was very involved with show choirs, dance and soccer teams. Judy worked for the Missouri State Fair for 45 years. She loved her family, especially going to her grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed flowers, church work, decorating, sewing for the Smith-Cotton High School choirs, and hosting family dinners on Sundays and holidays, and she loved to travel to Branson.
Along with her husband, she is survived by her three children, Teri Curtis (Mark) of Green Ridge, Jim Holman III (Jeana), of Columbia and Todd Holman (Billie) of Sedalia; brother Sonny Woodruff (Margo) of Franklin, Tenn.; and 11 grandchildren, Joshua Holman, Cody Curtis (Darci), Madelyn Juttelstad (Matt), Lauren Holman, Chad Curtis, Logan Holman, Nicholas Holman, Tyler Holman, Jacob Holman, Haley Barnes and Zachary Barnes; a cousin, Brenda Bell (Gordon); and a great-granddaughter, Bristol.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at First Christian Church, Sedalia. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the church, with the Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin officiating.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia. Pallbearers will be grandsons Joshua, Cody, Chad, Nicholas, Tyler and Jacob. Honorary bearers will be granddaughters Madelyn, Lauren, Logan and Haley; a niece, Gretchen; two nephews, Rew and Chris (Mary Lynn); and a grandson, Zach.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, First Christian Church or to the Judith A. Holman Scholarship Fund in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Published in the Friday, May 18, 2018 print edition of The Richmond News.

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