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Judith Ann Kerfoot

1944 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Judith Ann Kerfoot Obituary
Judith Ann Kerfoot, 74, of Quincy, died at 7:38 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at her home.

Born April 16, 1944, in Quincy, Judy was the daughter of Leonard George and Roberta Maurice Lile Kerfoot. She shared her life with her partner, Marjorie K. Spilker, for 27 years, and they were united in a civil union on June 11, 2011. Marjorie survives.

Judy loved showing her Chinese Shar-Pei dogs over the years. She recently had a show champion with Pumba at the Quincy Kennel Club show in Springfield, Ill. She enjoyed woodworking and remodeling and renovating their home.

A graduate of Quincy High School, Judy earned her bachelor's degree in education from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville. Judy's passion in life was teaching. She taught history and government at Quincy Junior High School and Quincy High School during her 40-year career. Following her retirement, she was a substitute teacher for several years.

Judy was honored multiple times by being named Who's Who of American Teachers.

Surviving is her partner, Marjorie; three sisters, Linda Cosgrove of Keokuk, Iowa., Nancy Carter of Quincy and Jane Kerfoot Ganz (Robert H. "Bo") of Longmont, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Pearl Ann Simpson of Kansas City, Mo.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers-in-law, Fred L. "Fritz" Carter, Kenneth Spilker, Robert Spilker and Rollie Simpson; and Marjorie's parents, Harold and Dorothy Spilker.

SERVICES: Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will host a celebration of life from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at their home at 4234 Harrison in Quincy. Friends are invited to attend.

VISITATION: There will be no visitation.

MEMORIALS: Quincy Humane Society or a donation may be left through Judy Kerfoot's Facebook page to help with medical expenses.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 10 to June 12, 2018
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