Per Ms. Judy’s wishes, she will be cremated. Memorial contributions are suggested to be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Condolences and memories of Judy may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
Judy Ray Cox, 75, a Reeds Spring, MO resident, formerly of Independence, MO., passed away peacefully at Shepherd of the Hills Living Center in Branson, Missouri, under hospice care with her loving family by her side. Judy was born August 29, 1947 to Frank Kermit and Jo Ann (Patton) Laster in Indepence, MO.
Judy graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri. After High School, She went on to become a cosmetologist, a career path she would follow for the better part of 25 years. After being a Cosmetologist, she decided to become an instructor of Cosmetology for almost 5 years in Joplin, MO. During that time, she met the love of her life, Thomas Wilhoit. Together they started Team National wholesale company. After Tom passed away, she decided it was time to retire.
Judy was the sweetest, kindest, nicest woman, who was devoted to her loving family. She would do anything for anyone. She was just an amazing person. She enjoyed nature. She was an avid fisherwoman, who fished all over this state and beyond. She loved all animals and being on and around the water. Besides her outdoor hobbies, she enjoyed watching her favorite sports teams compete; KC Chiefs, KC Royals and the Kansas University Jayhawks.
Judy is survived by her two sons: Creighton Cox and his wife Lisa of Springhill, Florida and Christian Cox and his wife Tammy of Lee’s Summit, MO. Her Grandchildren: Quincy Cox and C.J. Cox of Lee’s Summit, MO. and Alex Cox of Kansas City, MO. She is also survived by her life-long friend Cheryl McDaniel of Reeds Spring, MO. and her Darling Cat, Smoochie. Judy was preceded in death by both of her parents, her sister, LuAnn Brooks and her life partner, Thomas Wilhoit,