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Judy grew up in Raytown, Missouri, graduating from Raytown High School in the class of 1957. She graduated from Kansas City University in the class of 1961, receiving her BA degree in Education.
March 22, 1962 Judy married Larry Greenwood. Their union in marriage was blessed with a son, Larry Jr. and a daughter, Kendra. While Larry served in the Army she lived in Lawson, Missouri, where she taught kindergarten. Judy and Larry returned to Raytown, to live as a family. Larry died soon after at the age of 28.
February 22, 1968, Judy was united in marriage with Larry Bradshaw. Judy and Larry had been friends since third grade, graduating from high school together. The union of their marriage blessed them with a daughter Jolie.
Judy returned to teaching in the Hickman Mills District in 1967. With the birth of their third child Judy left her career to be at home with the children. When the three children were in high school Judy worked in the UMKC library for several years before taking a position in the Foundation Program at Unity School of Christianity. Retiring from Unity, Judy and Larry built their retirement home in SE Jackson County.
Although she lived the remainder of her life in the country, she proudly referred to herself as being from Raytown, displaying the poem: "Though my path may wander up and down, My heart will stay in my home town: Raytown, Missouri."
Judy was a member of First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
Judy was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister Mary Ann Ward.
She is survived by her husband Larry of the home; son Larry Greenwood Jr. (and Dianna) of Pleasant Hill; two daughters Kendra Hutsell (and Ross) of Pleasant Hill, and Jolie Shortino of Lee's Summit; five grand children: Jenna & Jaden Greenwood, Sam & Max Hutsell and Marina Shortino; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Judy's Life was held Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pleasant Hill. Reverend D. Kent Deubner, minister of the church officiated. Pastor Tony Reynolds of the Appleton City, First Christian Church and Mrs. Sandra Guffey provided the music. Inurnment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Judy's family wishes to thank John Knox Village Hospice, with special thanks to: Trudy, Chris, Cindy, Hayden, Linda, Ryann, Jay, Amber, and Colleen.
Memorial contributions in memory of Judy may be made to the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill, or church or synagogue of your choice.
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