Judith Anne Marx

November 16, 1947September 28, 2020

Judy Anne (Nelson) Marx, 72, of Prairie Village, KS went to her heavenly home on September 28, 2020 surrounded by her family. A visitation will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, on Friday, October 2nd at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. The Mass will be livestreamed:

Judy was born on November 16, 1947 in Kansas City, MO to the delight of Margaret and Oscar Nelson on their 11th wedding anniversary. A lifelong Kansas City native, Judy attended Visitation Catholic School and St. Theresa’s Academy. She met the love of her life and husband of 53 years Kenny, while both were still in grade school. The two have been inseparable for 63 years.

She adored her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved spending time with them at the lake, the pool, shopping and sleep overs. Fishing was one of her favorite activities at Elbow Lake in Minnesota, Lake of the Ozarks and Lake Viking. She had a love of music, especially Willie Nelson and The Beatles. She enjoyed playing video poker at the casinos in Las Vegas and Kansas City and had as many Royal Flushes as the number of Crappie she caught over the years. She was an amazing cook with her meatballs and spaghetti as a favorite dish which brought the whole family together. She was the hostess of all hostesses. Family and friends swarmed to her house on Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July, and countless pool parties because everyone was always welcome.

Judy is preceded in death by her brother Thomas and daughter Kimberly. She is survived by her husband Kenny, sons Kenny and Ed (Katie), her grandchildren Trey, Victoria, Charlie, George, Tommy, Jack and Patrick, sisters Suzanne and Sherri and brother Bob, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to animal rescue


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 2, 2020



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Cathy Mulcahy

October 7, 2020

Marx Family,
The loss of Kim & Judy so close. It’s insurmountable. Two powerful, funny & compassionate people. It’s a sad thing for all of you to navigate over the next years.

Vivian Flanigan

October 1, 2020

When John and I moved to Kansas City from New Jersey Judy opened her heart and her home to us. She knew I was missing my family and friends and introduced me to her sisters and her many lifelong friends. She would invite me when her grandkids were coming so I could share in her joy of being a grandmother. Somehow with her big family and many friends, Judy always made room for a few more at her table and in her home. John and I are grateful for all Judy and her family did to make our years in Kansas City good years.
May she Rest In Peace.

Anne Lewis-Young

October 1, 2020

Kenny and Family -
Our hearts go out to you as you mourn the loss of your lovely wife. She was so kind to me and my son when we visited you last Winter and chatted in your kitchen. I was amazed by her incredible collection of plants, which I often admired through the window while our girls swam at your pool this summer. We wrap you in love during this difficult time.

-Anne, Greg, Nathan, Mabel and Cora

Rick Mingori

October 1, 2020

Kenny and Family-
Barb and I want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss and so sorry you family is going through this again. It is hard to express how much Judy meant to me. I have know her for 50+ plus years and shared so many memories. Growing up, I spent numerous overnights with Jim and Bobby at the Nelson household. Simply put, she was a wonderful women. I will always remember the unique laugh she had. I recall one time I saw her at the Ameristar Casino playing Video Poker so I sat next to her and within 5 minutes she hit a Royal Flush. I kept losing while Judy kept winning so she graciously offered me her seat and she took mine. Within 10 minutes she hit another Royal Flush on that machine. She is in good hands with Jim and Kimberly by her side.
Love and prayers to all of you. Rick

Mary Dove

October 1, 2020

Judy was a wonderful friend to me for many years. We had fun together and our children were also good friends. Judy & Kenny were there for me during good times and not so good times. I loved her sense of humor...and her cooking. She will be missed. ❤

Erica Henley Ganz

October 1, 2020

Judy always welcomed us as teenagers to swim at her pool... then as we all had our own kids, she continued her generosity by inviting them to swim! She will be very missed!

Steve Mock

October 1, 2020

Kenny and family, so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Vickie McKinley

September 30, 2020

I am so very sorry for the Family’s loss. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers always. Vickie


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