Obituary of Elmer Junior Judy

Elmer Junior Judy, age 90, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, peacefully went to be with Jesus Friday, April 3, 2020, at his home.  He was born March 9, 1930, at the family’s rock house southwest of Ft. Scott, the son of Elmer Lewis Judy and Eliza Elizabeth Sanders Judy.  Elmer graduated from the Ft. Scott High School.  He married Lee Ella Gates on April 15, 1949, at Ft. Scott.  In earlier years, Elmer worked at a variety of jobs, but for the majority of his life, he owned and operated Judy’s Iron and Metal in Ft. Scott.  Elmer remained active with his business until three weeks prior to his death.  He was a lover of God, his family, his church, Christian education, missions and good hard work.  Even though he had great influence, he remained humble.  Elmer had an enthusiasm and optimism for everything he did.  He faithfully attended the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).  He served for many years on the Parkway Church Board, the Ft. Scott Christian Heights School Board and the Iron Quill Board of Directors he was also a board member for Haiti Missions.

Survivors include his son, Mike Judy and wife, Carma, of Omaha, Arkansas and his two daughters, Gwen Chance and husband, Terry and Jan Beltram and husband, Larry, all of Ft. Scott and four grandchildren, Brent Chance and wife, Angela, of Harrisonville, Missouri, Brandon Beltram and wife, Amber, of Wichita, Kansas, Lynden Judy and wife, Katie, of Omaha, Arkansas and Kristi Harbit and husband, Justin, of Ft. Scott, Kansas and ten great-grandchildren, Alec, Nate, Kole and Alena Chance, Mikah and Emma Beltram and Tally, Claire, Jhett and Jessa Judy.  Also surviving is his brother, Richard Judy, of Emmett, Idaho.  Elmer’s wife, Lee Ella, preceded him in death on March 8, 2018.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Les Judy, a grandson, Dustin Chance, a brother, Clarence Judy and a sister, Marie Peterson.

Private burial will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery at Ft. Scott, Kansas.  A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).  Memorials are suggested to Ft. Scott Christian Heights and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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