Judy Katz

Kansas City, Missouri


Kansas City, Missouri


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Judy Katz Julienne (Judy) Brott Katz, Roeland Park, age 96, died at home on January 18, 2020. A longtime community activist, she was the first elected female council member in Roeland Park and its first female mayor. She was one of the first female members of Rotary. She dated her activism from...

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Dear Dan and Family: Your mother was a mighty force of nature; a gal far ahead of her time. Our entire family loved and admired her. God bless you all.

I just found out about this and I am profoundly sad. Judy and I were technically on opposite sides of the political aisle but we bonded over our love for Roeland Park and how to make it a better place. I considered Judy a mentor and she was always available when I had questions or concerns. Judy was smart, funny, quick-witted and just an incredibly nice person. My last Mayors' lunch, I picked Judy up and we went together and shared memories and laughter. The world is a better place...

Chris, a memo from Kay to Book Buddies alerted me to the sad news of your mother's death.

I never met your mom, but knowing you, she must have been a firecracker... and a remarkably talented, literate one at that.
Am guessing you were justifiably proud of each other. My heart goes out to you for the sadness you must feel, missing your mom.

With warmest sympathy,

I had the pleasure of working with Judy at Sun Publications for 9 years, during the mid-70s early 1980s. She always impressed me with her fairness, compassion, intelligence, dedication to her work--and most of all, her beautiful smile that brightened up the newsroom. I'm glad I got to know her. My condolences to her family.

1996 -- Judy Katz and Arlene Davis (Arlene's sister, Lydia) at Al and Arlene Davis fiftieth wedding anniversary party

Judy, mom and Aunt Lou --- sparklers!

Judy sparkled! She glowed! I don't have any memories of my family without the Katz Family there. Mr. and Mrs. Katz had a special friendship with my parents that spanned 65 years --- from married students house at K-State to Kansas City. Mrs. Katz was a woman who I have admired all my life for her intelligence, her sense of humor, her ability to challenge the status quo, her outspoken nature. She was a talented writer, an activist, a politician, an artist, a volunteer, a bridge player, a...

Your mom, my mom and aunt at my parents fiftieth wedding anniversary

Mrs. Katz was a wonderful lady! I always think of what Christine said one time .. that her Mom sparkled at midnight. Judy did sparkle. I have no memories of growing up that didn't include the Katz family. I always admired Judy so much for her intelligence, beauty and involvement in politics and volunteering. I remember when she wrote an article about my parent's 26 anniversary for The Sun. All of her writing was so clear and yet full of images. I loved her painting as well. I remember...

Judy was a delight to know. As her neighbor in Roeland Park several years ago she was always working in her yard with her sweet poodle. This is how I will remember her, doing what she loved. So lucky to know her and Marvin. They hold special a place in our hearts! Praying for the family to find peace during this sad time.