Hollandsworth nee Welker, Judith Ann

Date: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Friday, December 30, 2016

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, December 30, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Boeff Presbytherian Cemetery, Gerald, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the family.


Judith Ann Hollandsworth, known to most as Judy, of Washington, MO, departed this life in Salem, MO, on December 27, 2016, having reached the age of seventy years, nine months and seven days. Judith was born in Washington, MO, on March 20, 1946, daughter of Eugene Welker and Margaret Ann Welker nee Neier. On June 8, 1963, she was united in marriage to Merl Eugene Hollandsworth and two children came to bless this union.

Judy is survived by her son, Jim Hollandsworth of Cuba, MO; by her daughter, Brenda King Kaleikini of Washington, MO; by three grandchildren, Joshua Hollandsworth and partner, Charles Wolff Jr., of O'Fallon, MO, Melissa Hollandsworth and boyfriend, Chris Schmidt, of Cuba, MO, and Lucas King and fiancée, Raven Houghton, of Washington; by two great-grandchildren, Morgan Schmidt and Jacob King; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Margaret Welker; by her husband, Merl Hollandsworth; by two son-in-laws, Melvin King and Kona Kaleikini; by one brother, Wilfred Welker, known to some as Red, and to some as Buddy, and by two sisters, Jean Holcombe and infant Bonnie Welker.

Judy was a faithful Christian, visiting many churches through the years. She had worked outside the home at various jobs. She had worked at Craig Automotive as a bookkeeper, worked at a hot factory and for many years, had worked in home health care. She was passionate about caring for others and enjoyed this job very much. She was always busy for Judy had many hobbies and interests. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, baking, painting, coloring and various other crafts. Feeding and watching the birds was a favorite pastime. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family and each of her children and grandchildren held a special place in her heart, just as she did in their hearts.

A devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 30, 2016, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Hampton, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Boeuff Presbyterian Cemetery, Gerald, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.