Judy L. Allwood

Memorial services for Judy L. Allwood, 75, Kansas City, MO, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. There will be a visitation prior to the service from 10 – 11 a.m.   Judy passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at her home.

Judy was born on June 16, 1947, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Ralph and Opal (Dexter) Rake.

She was a Registered Nurse at North Kansas City Hospital for almost 40 years.    

She married Merle Allwood on August 22, 2003.  He survives at home.

Other survivors include her son, Tim Blakley, sisters, Leota Wroten, and Linda Burns.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Don Rake.  

The family suggests memorials in Judy’s name to the Wayside Waifs or The American Heart Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

6 Condolences

  1. Dr. C Phillip Pattison on February 28, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Judy was a true professional.
    She always exhibited the best qualities of a caring, skillful, and attentive nurse.
    Rest in peace; I will always remember you fondly.

  2. David Lee Rake on March 1, 2023 at 10:19 am

    How do you put into words the grief of such a sudden loss as this? The memories come flooding back of Christmas’s together, New Year’s eves, family dinners at Grandma Rake’s and Aunt Opal’s. Fourth of July’s shooting off fireworks. Staying at each other’s home in the summers. Swimming in Deer Creek. Hunting for Easter eggs on the farm. Long walks pouring out our deepest feelings to each other. Judy was the sister I never had and I will miss her terribly until we shall meet again. My belief in God and the gift of everlasting life with Him sustain me. “Beyond the sunset, O glad reunion, With our dear loved ones Who’ve gone before; In that fair homeland We’ll know no parting,
    Beyond the sunset
    For evermore!”

  3. Angela Schimmel on March 6, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Judy was a wonderful soul and nurse! A mentor to so many. Prayers to all.

  4. Janice Pound on March 6, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    I was privileged to know Judy for 30 plus years. She was a true comrade with a heart of gold. I still have the nurse doll she crocheted for me sitting on my dresser. Our monthly luncheons just won’t be the same without her infectious smile. My deepest condolences to her dear husband Merle, her son and sisters. Rest in peace dear lady.

  5. Jackie Brazil on March 7, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    I was so blessed to have worked with Judy. She was so sweet and kind. I had great respect for her because she showed high standards for our nursing profession. I will truly miss her at our monthly luncheons. So glad I hugged you Saturday. Rest in peace, Judy. You honestly earned your angel wings.

  6. Kevin Tracy on March 10, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    I was blessed to work with Judy. She was a great and very caring nurse. Rest in peace

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