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Judith A. Sims-Krell

Judith A. Krell of Columbia, Illinois formerly of Garden City, Missouri was born March 23, 1939 in Sweet Springs, Missouri the daughter of Leslie Lloyd and Florence Irene (Long) Sims. She departed this life on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by love and family at the age of 79 years and 6 days.

On March 4, 1994 Judy was united in marriage to Dan Krell in Noel, Missouri.

Judy was employed for 25 years at Pathways Community Mental Health in Clinton, Missouri before her retirement. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Columbia, Illinois. Judy enjoyed reading, traveling, painting, being a grandmother, oceans, the outdoors and her cat, Bobo. She was a graduate from Harrisonville High School and had lived in Harrisonville, Garden City and Urich, Missouri before moving to Columbia, Illinois in 2015. .

Besides her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her son, Randall Johnson.

Judy is survived by 2 sons, Richard Johnson (Christy), Waterloo, Illinois, David Johnson, Garden City, Missouri; 2 daughters, Donna Johnson, Kansas City, Missouri, Rhonda Stoll (fiance', Joel Nelson), Strasburg, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Ryan Johnson, Amy Johnson Stern, Bradley Johnson, Angela Johnson, Chuck Hatton, Stephanie Hartzler, Kathleen Hartzler, Melissa Johnson, Audrey Schearer and Wyatt Schearer; 20 great-grandchildren, Estelle, Hunter, Brayden, Pierson, Wesley, Penelope, August, Gibson, Cannon, Willow, Trysten, Roxi, Ivy, Floyd, C.J., Zanden, Darien, Joshalyn, Channing and Taryn; 2 brothers, Robert Sims (Helen) and Roger Sims (Vicki) both of Urich, Missouri; a sister, Sharon McCulloh, Garden City, Missouri; other relatives and a host of friends. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Lodge.

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Rick & Christy, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Leroy and Jane Washausen Apr 6 2018 12:00 AM