Alice Julia (Judy) Ford Silvey, age 79, passed peacefully at her home in Longrun, Mo., on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
Judy was born July 23, 1934 in Arkoma, Okla., the daughter of Albert and Myrtle (Barker) Ford.
On June 25, 1955 she married H.K. Silvey in Wichita, Kan.
Judy was a devoted mother and loving wife. She was a wonderful cook and was known for her delicious crescent rolls, pies, and other deserts.
Mrs. Silvey was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #130 of Theodosia, Mo.
In addition to helping on the Longrun family farm, Judy worked as a telephone operator, school bus driver, waitress and a sales clerk throughout the years. Judy was a Christian and most recently attended the Hilltop Victory Chapel.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; a half brother, Monuel Cogburn; a sister, Patsy Hardbarger; and one son, Bryan Silvey.
Judy is survived by her husband H.K.; daughter Sheryl Lawson and husband Roger of Longrun; daughter Elaine Burnett and her husband David, of Longrun; and son Doug Silvey and wife, Alina of Highlandville. Judy also adored her seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville, Mo., with Dale Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Longrun Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to service time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Longrun Cemetery or to the Bryan K. Silvey Memorial Scholarship Fund.