A memorial service for Judith “Judi” Anne (Cox) Stewart, 79, who passed away Sept. 23, 2021, after a two-year battle with cancer, will be 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Faith Community Church, Great Bend.
Pastor Sandy Kennedy will preside. Inurnment will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Resthaven Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
Born Sept. 17, 1942, in Oklahoma City to Arthur and Helen (Truitt) Cox, Judi put herself through college and taught in public schools for 43 years, the bulk of those years in Marion.
Children and literacy always had a special place in her heart.
Judi and her husband, Ron, were happily married for 38 years and were actively involved in ministry. Judi loved the Lord and dedicated her life to teaching, missions, and ministry.
She had a great compassion for people, loving and encouraging more than we could count. One of the highlights of her life was traveling to Romania and working in their orphanages, with H2H International, Heart 2 Heart Ministries.
Judi was creative, demonstrating her gifts as a published author, an artist, a gardener, an avid seamstress, and a crafter. Her greatest joys were her beloved grandchildren.
Judi is survived by her brothers, Lonnie Cox (and wife Bonnie) of Oklahoma City; Larry Cox (and wife Vicki) of Blanchard, Oklahoma; and Mark (and wife Jean) of Choctaw, Oklahoma; her daughter, Billye Meade (and husband Devin) of Moore, Oklahoma; her son, Michael Stewart (and wife Gina) of Apple Valley, Minnesota; her daughter, Shannon Wedel (and husband Darcy) of Great Bend; her step-daughters, Linda Manister of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Diane Worthington (and husband David) of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren, Delaney Meade, Nathaniel Meade, Reaghan Stewart, Kellen Stewart, Rhyan Stewart, Ethan Wedel, Evan Wedel, and Emily Wedel; three step-grandchildren, Ian Worthington, Jack Manister, and Will Manister; and her lifelong friend, confidant, and sister in Christ, Charlotte Love of College Station, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ron Stewart; and a daughter, Belinda.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated to H2H International in Judi’s name, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd, Great Bend KS 67530.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.