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Mrs. Judith J. LeVelle, 72, of Walnut Shade, MO, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 in The Shepard of the Hills Living Center, Branson. Services will be private.

Judith Joann LeVelle was born Monday, October 23, 1944 in McClurg, MO to Earl Raymond and Thelma Laura May (Garrison) Evans. She attended the Bradleyville High School and graduated in the class of 1962. She met W. J. LeVelle in Rockaway Beach, MO and they were married February 25, 1965 in Palatka, FL. They lived in FL until 1969 when they moved back to Taney County. They then moved to Douglas County where they purchased a dairy farm and milked cows from 1970 to 1991. Judith began working for Heart of The Ozarks Nursing Home. She began as a CNN, then as a Medical Tech., then in Physical Therapy and after attending Southwest Baptist University School of Nursing, became a LPN. She worked for twenty-five years retiring in 2017. She and W. J. had moved to Walnut Shade in 2006.

Judith's positive attitude, strong-willed, caring and giving manner made her well-liked by all who knew her. She enjoyed reading, attending yard sales and especially spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was of the Protestant Faith.


She is survived by her husband, W.J. LeVelle of Walnut Shade; one son, Brian LeVelle and wife, Amanda of Ava, MO; three daughters, Sandra Puckett of Walnut Shade, Mary Jo Jones and husband, Rodney of Davenport, IA, Tracy LeVelle of Ava; one brother, Sim Evans and wife, Georgia of Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren, Matt Puckett, Brittany and Christina Sanders, Sarah Taber, Stetson, Augustus and Montana LeVelle; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Trevin, Oakley, Carson and Bethany.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jesse and Jim Evans; one sister, Barbara Young.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.


Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins
Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
(417) 546-6250
"There is a Difference"
Mrs. Judith J. LeVelle
October 23, 1944 - May 11, 2017