She was born on October 10, 1943 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of the Harry and Grace (Nuttall) Saunders.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; and her daughter, Teresa Vance.
She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Youssefi and husband Armond of Las Vegas, Nevada, Connie Sigman of West Plains, Missouri, and Michelle Sams and husband Tony of Ava, Missouri; grandchildren, Kassie Leachman and husband Jono of New York, New York, Amanda Maples of Kansas City, Missouri, Abigail Noa and husband Jose of Mtn. View, Missouri, Kati Youssefi and fiancé Sammi Butrico of Las Vegas, Nevada, Richard Youssefi and soulmate Amanda Creech of Las Vegas, Nevada, Aurelia Madden and soulmate Drew Valdepena of Kansas City, Missouri, Samantha Sigman and fiancé Dakota Johnson of Kansas City, Missouri, Michael Sams and soulmate Elizabeth Reed of West Plains, Missouri, and Gabriel Sams of Ava, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Sidney Mitchell and Jamie Mitchell of Cabool, Missouri; as well as countless friends and loved ones.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Whetstone Baptist Church in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, with Pastor Jason Davis officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Sams, Gabriel Sams, Jono Leachman, Dakota Johnson, Drew Valdepena and Jose Noa. Interment was in Stubbs Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.