McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS


Judith D. Hanson

May 24, 1941October 8, 2019

Judith “Judy” D. Hanson, 78, of Prairie Village, KS passed away Oct. 8, 2019 at Brighton Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Monday, Oct. 14 at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. The funeral mass will be 10 am on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Queen of the Holy Rosary 7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, KS burial following in Resurrection Cemetery, 8321 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, contributions may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Judy was born in Pennsylvania, and lived in Paola, KS while growing up. She was married to Richard for 50 years, and they lived in Prairie Village their entire lives. She taught at several private schools, and in most of them, she taught kindergarten. She enjoyed when the students came back and visited after many years. She made many friends while teaching and remained close with several of them. She loved to travel, and the family took summer vacations every year to different parts of the country. After the kids moved away, they took trips with family and friends. Vegas was a frequent destination. She loved to read, and passed this passion on to her son. There seemed to always be a pet in the house, mostly cats. She even had one with her at Brighton Gardens. There was a vegetable garden in the back yard along with two large apple trees, which provided delicious eating all summer long. She LOVED her grandchildren and bragged on them whenever she got a chance. Judy liked to spoil them in every way possible. She had many pictures of them, and liked to show them off to whomever was around.

Judy is now with her Heavenly family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; daughters, Janet and Linda. She is survived by her son, William and his wife, Michelle, and their children, Nicole and Michael; and step-son, Rick and his, daughter, Krista.


  • Dean and Starchy Officer, Parents (deceased)
  • Richard Hanson, Husband (deceased)
  • Janet and Linda, Daughters (deceased)
  • William "Bill" Hanson and his wife, Michelle, Son
  • Nicole Hanson, Granddaughter
  • Michael Hanson, Grandson
  • Rick Hanson, Step-son
  • Krista Hanson, Step-granddaughter


  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Judith D. Hanson

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Cindy Ross Higgins

October 12, 2019

Judy, You were a special lady, glad I got to know you. I'm glad you and Dick were a part of our family. Can't wait to see you again.

Barb Ballard

October 12, 2019

Judy had the biggest sweetest heart. She always made me feel like part of the family n that i was always loved. She loved teaching, loved her grand kids , and always had a cat she loved and cared for very much. The smile is what i will miss the most. But she is now in a greater place with her best friend n husband Dick whom she missed so much. WE LOVE YOU JUDY, TILL WE SEE YOU AGAIN AT THE PEARLY GATES. RIP

Mary Keller

October 11, 2019

This was Judy’s favorite name! She loved being Grandma. How proud she was of her family. It was great, having her on the Hanson family tree. My sympathy to Bill and his family.