Judith Ann Kraemer

Judith Ann Kraemer, 78, Blue Springs, MO passed away December 30, 2023 at Benton House.  A visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO.  A celebration of life of her life will follow at 2:00 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Judy and Dennis were married for 54 years and 4 months.  She was a nurse for 42 years where she worked her whole career at Research Medical Group.  Judy was awarded the,Nurse of the Year, in 1989 as well as the Clinic Excellence Award.  She designed, manufactured and sold Stat-Pouch for nurses to carry essential items in an organized fanny pack.  She was a member of the Show-Me-Wings Goldwing Motorcycle Club for over 25 years.  Judy was a founding member of Crossroads Miata Club of KC.  She loved to travel, read, garden and spend time with her family and friends.  Judy always had a smile for everyone.

Judy was preceded in death by: father, Clarence Stratton; mother, Rita Stratton; brothers, John and Michael Stratton and sister Patricia Stratton. Survivors include: husband, Dennis Kraemer; daughter, Jennifer Stone; son, Jeremy Kraemer; sister, Rosie Callahan; six grandchildren, Kevin Stone Jr, Brittany Stone, Jacob Stone, Jessica Stone, Rachel Kraemer, Ryan Kraemer; two great grandchildren, Izac Constant and Nova Stone.

May God look after her for the rest of eternity. Amen 



  1. Dennis Kraemer on January 4, 2024 at 1:37 pm

    Judy was the love of my life. I miss her now and for ever. No words can express my loss, but know your memory will live on through me until the day I die.
    Thank you for all the good times we had together. You enriched my life beyond belief. Your one and only “Sugar Bear”

  2. Rosie Callahan on January 4, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    Judy I’m going to miss you so much.I have a lot of good memories of you and our family and all you did after Mom and Dad passed away.I will pray for Jennifer and Jeremy and their families so they can get peace and comfort.Love you always and forever.

  3. Greg Hansen on January 4, 2024 at 5:14 pm

    That is a wonderful slide show of your life together. What wonderful memories ! Great pictures of family love !

  4. Janice & Dan Enzone on January 4, 2024 at 5:49 pm

    We send our love to Dennis & all the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Cousin Judy was a special lady & added so much to people’s lives. We remember her so well especially at the Mauk family reunions & also in OK at her parents’ home. Such a beautiful tribute of your family in photos which showed that she lived a very full life.

  5. Damaris Mauk January 4, 2024 on January 4, 2024 at 7:22 pm

    Judy, I’ll always remember your smile & the little, cute giggle you always gave. I’ll remember you as my sweet cousin. The video has such beautiful pictures of your family & friends.You lead a very full life. I will miss you very much. Praying for your new family.

  6. Damaris Mauk on January 4, 2024 at 7:42 pm

    Correction to the above post. I meant to say, Praying for your family.

  7. Sharon Athans Stratton on January 4, 2024 at 9:37 pm

    Judy was a wonderful wife, mother, sister , grandmother and Aunt. She is in Heaven with her parents, sister and brothers. I am sending love and prayers to Dennis, Jennifer and Jeremy and their families. Rest in God’s hands Judy.

  8. Bridget Stratton on January 4, 2024 at 10:26 pm

    I will always remember Aunt Judy’s kind spirit and her gentle, warm smile. I treasure all the memories of Thanksgivings when my Dad and I would come to visit and the way Aunt Judy so warmly welcomed us into her home and took so much care in preparing Thanksgiving dinner—even when she had to work during the holiday weekend. My Dad would often talk about his big sister with such love. And I will never forget the gentleness with which she helped take care of my Dad when he was sick and the strength and comfort she gave me when he passed away. I take comfort in knowing she is with God, my Dad, Uncle Johnny, Aunt Pat and her parents now.

    Uncle Denny, Jenny and Jeremy—I’m thinking of you and your families, and praying that you find peace and comfort in your memories and strength with each other at this difficult time. She loved all of you so much and you all brought so much light and joy to her life. Sending so much love your way.

  9. Karen White on January 4, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    Peace be with you and your family, Dennis.

  10. Patti Brattin on January 5, 2024 at 7:31 am

    Dennis – I am so sorry for your loss of Judy. She was the sweetest lady and your love and dedication to her was evident through your actions when I saw you together.
    Praying for you and your family during this time

  11. Chris Chambers on January 5, 2024 at 1:07 pm

    Jeremy – Condolences to you and your family. Though I did not know your mom or the rest of the family, I know she raised a kind, caring, loving son, and I am sure the family was lucky to have her in their lives.

  12. Jan (Tallio) Lowery on January 5, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Denny and family,
    Judy and I were very close as student nurses, eventual roommates and lifelong friends. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding. Although life didn’t let us see each other often, it was like no time had passed between meetings. She remained the kind, genuine, fun-loving, happy soul I knew in our teens.

    The video is a beautiful depiction of her love of family and their love of her. She has always been special to me. I pray for comfort for you and your family. Heaven just got brighter with her presence.

  13. Janice Barton on January 6, 2024 at 8:58 am

    Janice Barton
    January 6, 2024
    Judy and I were best buddies ever since we worked together at Research Belton Hospital for over 20 years. Bob and I had so much fun doing things with Judy and Denny — 50th birthday parties together, fun trips, and being awarded a trip to Florida to a nursing conference. It was a miracle that I got to see Judy just a few weeks before her passing. She was her sweet, quiet, and pretty self. I will always remember that she looked at Bob and she said “You look good Bob!!” I did not get the same compliment!!! (Just kidding) So many wonderful memories and pictures in my scrapbook!! Love you Judy K!!

  14. Barbara Smith on January 7, 2024 at 6:09 am

    I am sending my prayers for Judy’s family and friends over this heartbreaking loss. I had the privilege of working with Judy at Research Belton Hospital. She was a superb and compassionate nurse. I remember when Judy and Janice both retired. Our unit was never the same because of the loss of their leadership.

    It wasn’t that long ago when Judy called me. She shared some of her health issues, but she mostly talked about her daughter and her career path. I didn’t have to meet her husband and children to know how much they meant to her. She beamed brightly when she spoke of you.

    Rest in heaven, sweetest Judy!

  15. Judy Weinkauff on January 8, 2024 at 11:24 am

    I also worked with Judy K at Research Belton . There were three Judy’s on our unit too!
    Judy K & Janice (JB) both were wonderful leaders and mentors on our unit. I remember patient’s complimenting Judy and her response was always we love to treat patients like they are our own family. That exemplifies how she was. Dennis you and your kids and grandkids and greats are in my prayers. My condolences to you JB too I know you both were so close.

  16. Jerry & Leslie Mauk on January 8, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all the family. Cousin Judy was an exceptional person, so kind, caring and always had a big smile for all. What a full life well lived!
    Love to all,
    Jerry & Leslie

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