Judith Kay Wood

December 18, 2020

Judith (Judy) Kay Wood, age 73, of Golden City, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, surrounded by family. She was born July 3, 1947 in Monett, Missouri, the daughter of Dallas “Catfish” and Ina (Carr) Edwards.

Judy was a 1966 graduate of Sarcoxie High School. She maintained close friendships with family and friends in the area all her life. She worked for many years as a waitress at Judy’s Café in Jasper where she loved to meet people and make them feel welcome.

On September 28, 1987, Judy was united in marriage to Lyndell Wood. Together they farmed, traveled the country, and enjoyed gospel singings. Through this union, she gained a loving family including a son, daughter-in-law, and later grandchildren. She made a wonderful home for her family and friends to love, laugh and cry together. When she loved, you felt it.

Judy loved God and adored her church family at Prairie Flower Bible Church in Webb City, Missouri. She could strike up a conversation with nearly everyone and was known for her warm smile and generous hugs. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include: her husband, Lyndell Wood of Golden City, Missouri; her son by marriage, Steven Wood and wife, Leaetta, of Golden City, Missouri; grandchildren, Lynetta (Wood) and Keith Smith of Bolivar, Missouri; Steffani (Wood) and Clay Miller of Golden City, Missouri; Micah Wood of Sarcoxie, Missouri; and Marissa Wood of Golden City, Missouri; great-granddaughters Addison, Bridgette, and Evelyn; sisters Louise Hood of Florence, Kentucky and Alice Perry of Joplin, Missouri; brothers David Edwards of Northville, Michigan and Dick and wife, Lynette, Edwards of Racine, Missouri; sisters-in-law Patricia Plank of Webb City, Missouri and Grace Ann Wood of Carthage, Missouri; as well as many nieces, nephews and other loved ones.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents.

A private funeral service will be held at Prairie Flower Bible Church followed by internment at the Colley Cemetery in LaRussell, Missouri. Memorials in Judy’s name may directed to Prairie Flower Bible Church Mission Fund, 767 Prairie Flower Road, Webb City, MO 64870.