Judith Lynn Voss

February 13, 1939September 21, 2010

DAVENPORT — Judith Lynn Voss, 71, of Davenport, was called home by the Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday (9/27) at The Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Sunday (9/26) at the mortuary. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Hirshberg Foundation to fight pancreatic cancer. Online condolences may be made at Judi was born February 13, 1939, in Davenport, the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Stoltenberg) Kerns. She was united in marriage to John Voss on April 11, 1959, in St. John Methodist Church, Davenport. She was a loving and devoted wife for 51 years of marriage. Judi had been a Mary Kay consultant for over 30 years. She and her husband also owned and operated Marsh & Field Gallery & Custom Framing in Davenport for over 25 years, just recently retiring. Judi had a love for life and lived every day to the fullest. She brought joy and laughter to everyone she met. Her outward personality, desire to help others, and constant smile meant she never met a stranger. Her husband, children, and grandchildren meant everything to her and she will be deeply missed. Those left to carry on her spirit legacy are her husband John Voss, Davenport; son, Chuck (Molly) Voss, Stokesdale, N.C.; two daughters, Cindy (Joe) Meyers, West Liberty, Iowa, and Suzette (Gail) Vance, West Liberty, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Courtney Behrens, Zachery Vance, Joshua Voss, Hannah Vance, Abigail Voss, Rebekah Voss, Emily Vance and Trevor Meyers; two brothers, Dennis Kerns, Washington, and James Kerns, Rockford, Ill.; a sister, Vicki Young, Prophetstown, Ill.; and many special nieces and nephews. Judi was preceded in death by her parents.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 26, 2010

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 27, 2010


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Trevor Meyers

October 19, 2010

My grandma was so sweet and kind and fun loving. She was my QUEEN BEE! In September I was able to spend a weekend with her. We went mini golfing. That was lots of fun. The best part of the weekend was when she gave me a kiss and said she loved me more than anything in the world. I will miss her so much. Now she is a jewel in heaven.:)From her youngest grandson.

Wilda & Jim Crouse

October 3, 2010

Dear John,

We are saddened to learn of Judy's death. It's been a "long" time since our DHS days where we first met her. Judy always treated everyone with dignity and respect which meant a lot to me - having come from a one-room country school. Her enthusiasm and zest for life created a feeling of happiness to those around her. We will be forever grateful for the time and energy you both put into making our Class Reunions a success. She will be missed. Our sympathy to you and yours.

Kathy Konopik

September 27, 2010

Dear John I just wanted to say that You and Judy were very gracious to me and nick when we came out to your house before Dennis had a chance to get out there years ago. Thanks to Judy she shared her home and took us to downtown Davenport for a tour and lunch. I will always remember how kind and loving she was towards me and nick. I remember when we first got to Davenport how she drove out to the outskirts to a gas station to find us and then drove us back to your house. When she got out of the car at the gas station not even knowing me she gave me a hug. I liked her instantly. My birthday is Sept 22. She will always be remembered by me as she left us on the 21st. Dennis and I will celebrate her life every year as it passes. She will always be remembered. love Kathy and Nicholas

Ann Ayres

September 27, 2010

Thinking of you and sending sincerest condolences.

Sarah York

September 25, 2010

My Condolences to you all. I enjoyed working with the Voss family at Marsh and Fields many years ago. Judith always had a wonderful smile for everyone and great style. She will be missed.

Ellie Keppy

September 25, 2010

John and Family,
Sorry to see Judy go too soon. I am sitting here remembering that I practically grew up at the Voss home. All the balogna and white bread sandwiches, ELVIS and the Bee Gees on the stereo and Ma Voss always reminding me to be yourself! She was a great lady that I will not forget. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Love, Ellie

Colleen Robinson

September 25, 2010

John and family: My heartfelt condolences to you! Judy will always be remembered with a smile, she was one of the most beautiful women, both inside and out, that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! God has definitely gained a shining angel!
Colleen Robinson - Eldridge, IA

September 24, 2010

John and family,
Our condolences go out to you at this time of loss. We will always remember her assistance picking out framing and mats at Marsh and Field. As each day passes the grief will be replaced with happy thoughts as she lives on in your hearts.

Dean and Bonnie Davis
St. Charles, IL

Maggie Friedenbach

September 24, 2010

To all the Voss Family, It's hard to believe that it's been at least 20 years, if not more, since I've seen Judy. Besides, her beauty and sense of style, she truly topped off it all with a smile and great attitude! One could tell she was very devoted to her Family, and especially to her Husband. I know she will be greatly missed. Please accept my sympathies on your loss.

Paula Woodward

September 23, 2010

Judi has always been, and always will be, one of God's sweetest cousinly gifts to me. We seldom saw on another, but it was as though mere moments had passed when we did. I would like to share with all of you a poem that I discovered some time ago (anonymous, unfortunately), that exactly captures how I see my future with Judi.


I'll meet you in the lily fields,
where pollen shines like gold.
We'll laugh amongst the fragrance
at our memories of old.

I'll meet you 'neath the treetops,
where the shade is cool and clean.
We'll sit in peaceful silence,
while we watch the birds take wing.

I'll meet you by the gurgling brook,
where rocks and water play.
We'll dip our toes, and talk some more.
There's so much left to say.

I'll meet you on the mountain top,
where angels softly sing.
We'll meet...where loved ones visit me
in my fondest dreams.

My thoughts and prayers are with Judi and with everyone who cherished her.


High School Prom ~ 1957


High School Graduation- Davenport High School 1957


Our Wedding Day ~ April 11, 1959


Florida Honeymoon ~ John and Judith


Celebrating a friends wedding


1962 ~ John, Judi, Chuck & Cindy


Judi, Pezzy, Chuck, Cindy & Baby Suzette ~ 1967


John & Judi in Mexico ~ 1977


Judi in Conesville, Guess who made her go? ~ 1980