Judith (Judy) Ann Chaney Colhour, age 76, was born November 19, 1942 to Lena Gross Chaney and Curtis Jewell Chaney in Kansas City, Missouri. She was raised by her maternal aunt, Beulah Thomas, and husband Bob in Brunswick, Missouri.
Judy graduated from high school as salutatorian of her class in 1960. In high school she was active in Pep Club, Band, Glee Club, and Future Teachers of America. She went on to college that fall to what is now known as the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She was a charter member of the Delta Pi chapter of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was named the Outstanding Biology Student when she graduated in August of 1963. She earned a Masters in Secondary Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville in Science Education.
Judy taught biology and chemistry courses either full-time or part-time for over 30 years. Most of her teaching career was spent in Maysville, Missouri. She was preceded in death by daughter, Tonya Ann Colhour. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Wayne I. Colhour. She is also survived by daughter Denise Colhour; son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Heather Colhour, and their children Jesse Colhour (U.S.A.F), Emilee Colhour, Catharine Whiteman, and Emily Whiteman.
Reading, embroidery, and stamp collecting were hobbies of a lifetime. She served on the DeKalb County Library Board and volunteered there many hours. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Cremation under direction of Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville. Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with inurnment following at Stewartsville Cemetery. No visitation is Scheduled. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions to Judy’s favorite cause: The DeKalb County Public Library, Maysville, Missouri. Online Condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com