Judy Howell, 67, Blue Springs , MO passed away December 27, 2012 in Independence , MO. She was born and raised in Kansas City , KS . She attended Argentine High School , graduating in 1963. She spent the majority of her working years for Associated Wholesale Grocers in Kansas City , KS . She had been a resident of Blue Springs since 1975. She had been married to Bernard Howell for the past 25 years. He survives of the home.
Judy loved to travel, especially to the mountains, with her favorite place being Estes Park , CO . There she loved watching the elk and deer. She loved the outdoors. Some of her greatest joys were fishing, deer hunting and turkey hunting. She loved spending time with family recounting stories of those vacations and hunting trips, many of which were with her husband Bernie. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Frances Sparks, and her first husband, Dean Hull. In addition to her husband, Bernie, she is survived by a daughter, Kimberley Diane James (Edward) of Blue Springs , MO ; three step-daughters; a sister, Rebecca Leath; a niece, Kelly Ritz; great-nephew, Grant; great-niece, Hailey; and many other extended family and friends.
A funeral service celebrating Judy’s life will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs . Cremation will follow then service. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.