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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Judith Ellard

Judith Ann Ellard

Tuesday, December 8th, 1936 - Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Judith Ann Ellard age 83, passed away on January 23, 2020 at Wildwood Senior Living after a brief stay at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

Born December 8, 1936 in Joplin, Mo., to Max and Gladys (Sours) Hunter. As a child, her family moved to Southern California. She graduated high school from Pomona High School, Pomona, California and attended Mt. San Antonio Community College in Walnut, Ca. At the age of 19, she married the love of her life, Bruce W. Ellard on December 20, 1955.

In 1970, they moved back to Joplin, Mo. and she began working as an area coordinator with the American Heart Association. She also started the local chapter of the Joplin Area Diabetes Association. She was very active in her church and enjoyed singing in the choir as well as singing with the gospel quartet group “His Folks” for several years. Judy was an amazing wife, mother, talented singer and artist.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bruce W. Ellard. They have two daughters, Cynthia Ann Goff and Linda Louise Brown (Chuck Brown). Also surviving are three grandchildren Zachary Hunter Goff, Reid William Brown, Becca Grace Brown and a great granddaughter, Cali Ann Goff. They lovingly called her “Honey”.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church located at 2827 E. 32nd Street Joplin, Mo.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Wildwood Senior Living and Three Rivers Hospice for the kindness and compassion during this time.

Family asks in lieu of flowers that contributions can be made to Watered Gardens, in Joplin, Mo., or the Joplin Humane Society in memory of Judith A. Ellard.
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Sharon Turner

Posted at 04:26pm
The Turners send love and prayers to the Ellard families especially to Cindy who is so very special to our entire gang. May our great God bless you and be so very close in the coming days.

Wendi Seiler

Posted at 09:33am
Oh how I loved this lady. She was so kind and loving, but also had the perfect amount of spice and fire. I LOVED that about her! Judy and Bruce were an incredible influence in my most formative years. They were such a special couple who loved the Lord and loved each other with such devotion, commitment and resolve. They were the best example of a loving marriage I've ever seen. The vision of them walking hand in hand again, is an absolute perfect reminder of God's promise. Praying for Linda and Cindy (and their families) in their grief. Love you all so very much. Wendi Kelly Seiler

Grant and Celia Mitchell

Posted at 08:41pm
Mrs Ellard was always so sweet and pleasant to be around. She and Mr Ellard were always so generous to open their home, their refrigerator, and their swimming pool to a bunch of Kelsey Norman boys on many summer days. Sending our love and prayers to Cindy and Linda and your families
Grant and Celia Mitchell

Angie Mathews

Posted at 08:20pm
Judy was one of the sweetest woman I have ever met. Her telling her story about her family was always the best. I will miss you my friend. Love you

Margie Graves Moss

Posted at 03:44pm
Linda, your Mother was beautiful and I know she was a Godly and loving Mother to have had a daughter like you. I'm praying for you and your family to have God's peace at this time. Remember the best of times with your Mother and Dad and know they are lovingly resting in the arms of the Father.
Sincerely, Margie Moss

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