Judy Nutt, 83, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away suddenly at her residence Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. She was born Sept. 7, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., to George Wesley Taylor and Mary Judith West Taylor. She married Robert James Nutt in June of 1945 in Memphis, Tenn., while they were both serving in the United States Navy. Bob preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1990. They lived their married life in Kansas City, having four children. Her third child died four days after birth.
Judy served in the WAVES for two years and met Bob, the love of her life, while serving in the U.S. Navy. She was an accomplished pianist. She completed many Unity Society of Practical Christianity courses and was a faithful follower. She raised three children in the church and never hesitated to give God credit for everything that went right in life. Judy held many jobs in her life. She was always interested in expanding her world and her knowledge base. She had a remarkable dedication to her performance. She was a secretary to the Dean of Provo at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She also worked for the Federal Aviation Agency and the Nevada Habilitation Center. Judy was a peace activist in thought, deed and prayer. She left her family with many pearls of wisdom. Though these will be of comfort, future conversations will be missed. Judy had a wonderful sense of humor and a political activism that provided for hours of rousing talk and camaraderie amongst her family and friends. Judy trained with the Literacy League and tutored several adults. Recently she also tutored many children in foster care. Judy was a patron of the arts while in Kansas City and continued her support of KCPT after moving to Vernon County, Mo., in the 1970's. She was a voracious reader.
Survivors include one son, Robert James Nutt, Carthage, Mo.; two daughters, Nancy Catherine Crawford, Carthage, Mo., and Margaret Elizabeth Weston and husband Daryl, Nevada, Mo. Her eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren brought her much joy and amusement. For all of them she was a very supportive and appreciated confidant.
Following cremation there will be a private family service. The family requests friends express their final good-by in the privacy of their own homes on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 12 p.m. Local arrangements are under the direction of Milster Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.
Judy would appreciate memorials be directed to Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) in care of Milster Funeral Home, 301 W. Austin, P.O. Box C, Nevada, MO 64772.