Judy R. Williams, 50, Overland Park: July 20, 1964 – Dec. 20, 2014

122414-judywilliamsOVERLAND PARK – Judy R. Williams, 50, of Overland Park, Kan., peacefully passed away De. 20, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 20, 1964, to Corwin and Bonnie Shields in Ottawa, Kan.

Judy graduated from Osage City High School in 1982 as salutatorian and was a member of the state championship debate team. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1986, and then went on to achieve her MBA from KU in 1989. She was an alumna of the Phi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority at the University of Kansas.

Judy married C. Mark Williams MD, September 30, 1989. They were married for 13 years. Together they had one child, Anna, of whom Judy was most proud.

Judy was engaged to Clay Dunn. They had been in a committed relationship that began in 2006 and planned a September 2013 wedding. Clay provided Judy constant love and support.

She was the owner of Judy Williams Photography and a well known Kansas City portrait artist. Her work combined her artistic creativity, entrepreneurial drive and her passion for people. Prior occupations included roles as a critical care nurse and medical equipment sales where she received the highest awards.

She was an avid golfer, traveler, member of Village Presbyterian Church, and patron of the arts.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna C. Williams, of Kansas City, Mo.; fiance, Clay Dunn, Overland Park; Clay’s children, Cameron Dunn (Chelsea), and Lauren Braun (Brett); parents Corwin and Bonnie Shields, Chanute; sister Brenda Combs (Clint), Arkansas City, Kan.; brother, Pat Shields (Starla), Chanute; three nephews, Tyler Combs, Travis Combs and Derrick Shields, and a niece, Cortney Miller, and their respectful families, as well as many, many dear and loyal friends.

A celebration of life service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 27, 2014, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kan. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service at the Indian Hills Country Club at 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, Kan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to Make-A-Wish Foundation , Village Presbyterian Church, or Caring Bridge. Condolences may be expressed at www.kccremation.com.


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