Judy Frances Bartlett, 79 of Springfield, passed away on January 10, 2023, at Mercy Hospital.

She married Wesley Veerhusen in 1969 and gave birth to a son, John Wesley. Two years later, Vanessa Lynn was born. Judy and Wes were married until he passed away in 1994. Judy remarried in 1997, to Ronald K. Bartlett, known as Keith to friends and family.

As a young woman, she worked as a Legal Secretary at Gulf Oil in Kansas City, before later working as a Court Reporter in Springfield for over thirty years. She was a longtime member of Messiah Lutheran Church, including singing in the choir, volunteering, and helping newcomers feel welcome and included.

Judy is survived by her sister, Barbara; son, John, and his children Brittany and Tyler; daughter, Vanessa, and her husband Brian and their son Mason. Judy was preceded in death by her older sister, Idella Schmidt, of Nebraska.

A Celebration of Life for Judy will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, February 17, 2023, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 925 E Seminole St, Springfield, MO 65807, followed by an interment at the Springfield National Cemetery with her first husband, Wesley Veerhusen.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Messiah Lutheran Church.