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Judith Lynette Tatum

08/12/1945 - 03/23/2021

Obituary for Judith Lynette Tatum

Judith Lynette Tatum, 75, of Sedalia, MO passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her home. She was born on August 12, 1945, in Clarinda, IA the daughter of Lyman Henry Meyer and Edna Elizabeth (Wischmeier) Meyer, who preceded her in death.

On November 24, 1961, in Lincoln, MO she was united in marriage to Lee Edward Tatum, who resides in the home.

Judy was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sedalia. She was baptized on September 1, 1945, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yorktown, IA. Judy was confirmed on June 1, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, MO. She attended school in Lincoln, MO. Judy was a very caring woman. She loved children and babysat out of her home and was a foster parent to many over the years. Judy cared for her mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle in their last years of life.

Judy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She cooked many delicious meals for family and friends. Judy enjoyed camping, playing cards, crocheting, and other crafts.

In addition to her husband she is survived by eight children, Penny Camirand (Richard), Leah Ritzo (Jim), Rebecca Manuel, E. Lee Tatum, Kenny Tatum, Unique Grimes, Bonnie Tatum, and Randy Tatum; fourteen grandchildren, Tiffany Persinger (Justin), Nick Camirand (Angie), Ashley Camirand, Payton Camirand, Shirley Camirand, Branden Tatum (Stephanie), Steven Ritzo, Josh Ritzo (Ashley), Crystal Manuel, Amanda Modayil (Ashwin), Logan Tatum, Walker Tatum, Blake Martin, and Judy Kay Tatum; and twelve great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Dee Meyer; a son-in-law, Paul Manuel, and two great grandsons.

A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Andrew Tessone officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church or Hospice Compassus in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
3700 W Broadway Blvd
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Memorial Service

11:00 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
3700 W Broadway Blvd
Sedalia, MO 65301
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I'm so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was such a nice lady. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
- Debbie Murray
I am sorry for the loss of this sweet woman she was a wonderful person she adopted my cousin melissa rowlette son kenny and I will forever be grateful for her and her family
- Helen rowlette
I'm so sorry loss,thankyou being there for my son kenny keep in my heart forever, never forgotten,god bless you and the family
- Melissa rowlette
Such a beautiful lady inside & out. Judy you will be missed. You were loved by many.
- Jimmy Brown
Prayers and hugs to the Tatum, Camirand, and Manuel families as they mourn the loss of their dear family member. You were blessed to share the life of Judy for many years, and have special memories to remember her by. Most importantly, you are comforted by the knowledge that Judy was a child of God, and now rests with her gracious and merciful Father. Love to you all.
- Mary Kellogg
She was a beautiful lady, inside and out. I always looked forward to having coffee with her and Leah (& sometimes Pop's) before we went to work. She made me and my girls feel like family when she babysat for us, and will be missed by many.
- Cindi Lindgren
Pastor and I saw the great love she had for her Lord and for children. In her later years, she sat back and took it all in,with a smile on her face. Thankful she was a child of God, and no longer suffers. Will see you when it's my turn!
- Mary Kellogg
Judy was a huge part of my childhood. She babysitted my sister and I for years upon years. We spent many a 4th of July's in her backyard setting off fireworks. I went to visit her a few years back and let her know I'm ok. Such a wonderful person. This world was a better place because you were in it. We stand strong in our faith that we will meet again. I'm sure you'll be taking care of children in heaven.
- Kevin McDowell

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