Judy K. Inverarity

Memorial services for Judy K. Inverarity, 63, Lawrence, will be held at a later date. Judy passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at her home.

Judy was born June 6, 1956 in Salina, KS and moved to Lawrence in 1969 with her parents Dareld & Martha (Rudolph) Albright and older brother Gary. She attended South Junior High, then graduated from Lawrence High School in 1974. Judy earned a BA in Accounting from The University of Kansas in 1978.

Judy married her loving and devoted soulmate John Inverarity in 1987. Together they opened a business that would prove to become cherished by the community, even after its close 27 years later.

While serving Lawrence as dedicated entrepreneurs, Judy and John always made time to do all that they love before their retirement in 2019. Along with their four daughters, Judy and John spent summers exploring, hiking, camping, bicycling, canoeing, and mushroom hunting. The Inverarity family made epic trips to remote Colorado each summer to take time away from civilization and to truly enjoy family and nature.

Though Judy’s family is spread across the Midwest, she was a true matriarch by leading the family in connecting regularly. You could always count on her to attend your western Kansas wedding or a local wine night. She was always eager for her next Michigan road trip to see her grandchildren who she loved very much: Shelby, Hunter, Braxson, Raegen, and Charleigh

If you knew Judy then you knew her unrelentingly positive attitude. We will always remember her patience, love, intuition, and guidance. She had a way of knowing.

Her character and personality manifested into a lifetime of public service. With the Girl Scouts organization at the forefront; Judy dedicated her entire life to serving her community. Over her lifetime, she was a mom, a co-leader, a troop leader, and a treasurer. She has probably told you before, “once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.” Long after her girls were grown, she remained a strong presence in her local Girl Scout council and at Hidden Valley.

Judy fiercely fought colorectal cancer until 8:44pm, Sunday, April 5th. She wants everyone to know that getting a regular colonoscopy can save their life. The family asks that you take this advice to heart.

Judy is survived by her husband John Inverarity and four daughters: Daniel and Brandy (Inverarity) Allen, Gerrick and Samantha (Inverarity) Baize, Marcus and Nicole (Davis) Moilanen, and Taylor Inverarity. Father and Mother Dareld and Martha (Rudolph) Albright. Brother Gary and his wife Mary and their 3 sons Mike, Mark and Greg, along with their wives and children.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you send donations to Judy’s beloved Hidden Valley in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

17 Condolences

  1. Susie Brooks on April 7, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Johnny and family,
    Pat and I are so sorry for your loss. Judy was a smart and wonderful lady.
    We will miss seeing her smiling face. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Pat and Susie Brooks

  2. Maley Wilkins on April 7, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    John and Family,

    It was my honor to have known and worked with Judy for so many years as her Johnny’ I’s banker. I always looked forward to our visits and tremendously respected her business skills. She always had time for me. I am heartbroken. Your family is in my prayers. She was wonderful! Hugs and love.

  3. Brent Morrison on April 7, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    In knowing Judy many years ago I feel blessed to have both worked and socialized with her and know I’m a better person for it. She was a special person and it brings a smile thinking of hers. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  4. Carl Arnett on April 8, 2020 at 12:13 am

    John, I could not believe reading in the paper today about Judy. I had no idea she was even sick. I feel so sorry for you and your family and that you both had to endure what you knew was the inevitable. I am having trouble finding words to express my sorrow for it hits to close to home for me. Please accept my condolences and let me know if you need a friend. My heart aches for you
    Carl Arnett

  5. Catherine V Hess on April 8, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I so wish I wasn’t leaving this condolence note for you and your family. There are no words.

    Catherine Hess

  6. Ann Marie Boncella on April 8, 2020 at 1:51 am

    I met Judy when I joined the LHVC board several years ago. I appreciated her guidance and knowledge and the fact she always had a smile. I will miss working with her immensely. You and your family are in my thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort.

  7. Janice & Walter Olker on April 8, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Johnny, it was a joy to work with you and Judy through the years. It’s a blessing to do business with people you know and like, and that’s who you and Judy were. Judy was wonderful to us. Smile at the memories, accept our condolences, and know that Judy has her reward. We miss her (and you). Janice and Walter Olker

  8. Ken Tripkos on April 8, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    John, Debbie and I are very sorry for your loss and your families loss. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to meet your wife and I am ashamed that I haven’t kept in touch with you. I know you are hurting right now but if there is anything I can do for my old friend I’m here. Again out deepest and sincere condolences.
    Ken and Debbie Tripkos

  9. John and Connie Everett, Topeka on April 8, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Gary, Mary and all of Judy’s family:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We heard only good things about Judy and if she was like her brother Gary – we know she was a lot of fun. Our prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time!

  10. Marilyn McClure on April 8, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was a first babysitter for my children. Judy’s parents are or forever friends. Darold and Martha my heart breaks for you. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for the family. Gilbert and Marilyn McClure

  11. Gail Padden on April 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Taylor, I was sad to read of your mother’s passing. I met her only a couple of times but I could tell she was a genuine and caring person. It sounds like you had many family adventures and will have those great memories to remember her. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family. Best regards, Gail Padden

  12. Bob & Betty Robbins and family on April 10, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    We’re sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Shelly on April 10, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Here for you so sorry.

  14. Hank Willems on April 11, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Hank and Mary Willems
    John, I was shocked to read about Judy’s passing. I was so hoping you two would enjoy many years of retirement together. It was always a pleasure doing business with you both. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. If there is anything you need help with, don’t hesitate to let me know.

  15. DON R PAYNE on April 12, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Don and Leslie Payne; Johnny we are so sorry for your loss. This was a huge shock for us. I have known you and Judy for most of my life and i am so saddened to hear this. Please accept our condolences , and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  16. Tyler Gill on April 13, 2020 at 7:35 am

    My deepest sympathies Johnny. I always looked forward to Judy’s happiness when working with you two over the years. Very sorry for your loss.

  17. Yngve Dahl on April 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    John: So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that God will bring peace to you and yours during this time of need. May God bless and keep you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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