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Judith “Judy” Louise (Roberts) Ness, 72, Raytown, Missouri, beloved wife of John Ness, passed away November 17, 2017. A memorial gathering will be held 1-3 PM, Friday, November 24, 2017 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice, 3516 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Judy was born November 19, 1944 on the same day her father, Orlando Roberts died in World War II. She was also preceded in death by; mother, Marjorie Conway Roberts Webb and her stepfather, Woodrow Webb. Judy is survived by; husband of 47 years, John Ness; sister, Linda (Conrad) Bowers; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and friend since childhood Celia and her husband, Chuck Wobbe and many friends.
Judy graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1962. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Missouri and a masters degree from the University of Missouri. Judy had a distinguished career in Community Relations/Public Affairs with utility companies in the Kansas City area. When the power went out, it was Judy’s face you saw on TV. She retired from KCP&L. She was very active in Rotary, Raytown Chamber of Commerce and was named Truman Heartland “Citizen of the Year” in 1998. She enjoyed traveling, golf, and she and John divided their time between their homes in Florida and Raytown. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)