Judith Barbour, 87, passed away Sunday, November 19th, 2017 in her home in Winfield, Kansas.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday November 27th at Grace Episcopal Church of Winfield. Memorials in Judith’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society and left in the care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.
Judy Johnson was born in Winfield, Kansas, the oldest offspring of Lee and Calla (Revard) Johnson. She graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School in Johnson County, Kansas and attended The University of Kansas for 3 semesters where she was a cheerleader and a member of the yearbook staff. Judy moved back to Winfield in 1950 to care for family members where she met the love of her life, Lucien Barbour. They were married in 1951 at St. Michael’s church in Mission, Kansas and continued to live in Winfield thereafter. Judy embraced the role of stay-at-home wife and mother of 3 children. She took pride in her cooking and bridge playing skills. She was involved with the Grace Episcopal Church and loved to travel, read and nurture houseplants, but most of all she loved to be around all of her family.
Judy was also proud of her Osage Nation heritage, descending from the French-Canadian-Osage Revard family on her mother’s side who were recipients of original government grants in Kansas City, Missouri, and descending from the Johnson family on her father’s side who were recipients of original government grants around Rainbow Bend in Cowley County, Kansas.
Survivors include: daughter Becky Winblad and husband Kent, daughter Robin Barbour, son Randy Barbour and wife Beth; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two half-brothers Terry Johnson and Lee Johnson, Jr. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother L.F. Johnson and step-mother Opal Johnson.
Original Publish Date: 2017-11-25 00:00:00