Judith Ann Bear, 72 of Springfield, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023, in Cox Medical Center South after a long illness.

She was born on May 3, 1951, in Springfield, MO. to Nelson and Jamie (Huff) Bear. A lifelong area resident, Judith was a Hillcrest High School graduate and she loved reading.

She is survived by her sister, Janet Brooks and her husband Jack, from Fair Grove, MO. two brothers: Tom Bear and his wife, Judy, from Jefferson City, MO. and David Bear and his wife, Brenda, from Eureka, MO, as well as her nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

A private service will follow.