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Glasgow resident, Judy Suttner passed away at her home Nov. 12, 2012, after a battle with cancer. She was 73 years of age.

Judith Diane Suttner was born Oct. 26th, 1939, in Glasgow, to Francis Lee and Dorothy (Hackley) Conran.

She is survived by her elder brother, John Conran of Harrisonville, Mo., and sisters, Shirley Parrott of Lenexa, Kan., and Joyce Morgan of Overland Park, Kan. She is also survived by her husband of 53 years Kenneth F. Suttner; her daughter, Renee M. Suttner-Vale and son-in-law Christopher J. Vale, and their two children Francisco and Stella; her son, Victor M. Suttner and daughter-in-law Robyn L. Suttner and their five children Joshua, Kyana, Adam, Braeden and Canaan.

Judy graduated from Lillis High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1957. She married Kenneth Suttner June 13, 1959, in Shawnee, Kan. The couple moved back to Glasgow to start a family and farming business after the birth of their first child, Renee Marie Suttner in 1965. Victor came along soon after in 1969 and it was always clear there was nothing more important to Judy than her home and family.

She began working part-time for Dr. Marshall in Glasgow in the late 1960s and on into the 70s. Judy became very active in the pro-life movement and helped several women in need, make choices that were best for both themselves and their unborn children. She then worked at Keller Memorial Hospital in Fayette. She began working for Central Methodist College in the ‘80s and worked there for about 10 years until the untimely and tragic death of her mentor Dr. Edson. She then moved on to work at Howard County Home Health and Hospice.  She held yet another job selling insurance for AAA in Columbia and worked many years there part-time until she retired in her early 60s.  She was an active member of St. Mary’s Church and was involved with Cursillo’s and other Catholic women’s group activities. She often helped in the preparation of food and support for funeral dinners.

Judy was happiest when she was surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren; the world was a perfect place for her in that moment.  She will be sorely missed, but will continue to live in our hearts and minds forever.

A funeral mass was held 11 a.m., Thursday, with Father Richard Frank officiating. A visitation was held 5 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening at the Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow. Burial was in Pleasant Green Cemetery south of Glasgow. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s School or Howard County Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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