Judith Kathryn Arthur, 76, died September 9, 2017 at her home, in Russell, Kansas. She was born in Goessel, Kansas on June 29, 1941 to Dr. David C. and Martha M. (Quiring) Wedel. She is survived by her husband, Mark D. Arthur, Jr., whom she married on December 17, 1961, Danica Lynn Hoffman (David) of Emporia and Mark David Arthur (Brenda) of Hays, grandchildren Ashly, Rachael, Elizabeth, Joshua and Gabriela Arthur and Aidan, Christopher, and Ethan Hoffman, sister Eleanor Heckendorn of Sun City, AZ and many cousins and friends.
She graduated from Newton High School in 1959 and from Southwestern College, Winfield, in three years, both Summa Cum Laude. After graduation, she taught first and second grades in Topeka, Luray and Russell and was beloved by her students. Her Master’s Degree was from Ft. Hays State University. Judy was active in the Trinity United Methodist Church choir, Russell Community Theater, her sorority, Xi Epsilon Sigma, bridge clubs and many other civic and charitable organizations, as well as serving eight years on the Russell City Council. She loved to dance, prepare gourmet meals for family and friends, entertain, and drive small hot cars. She loved animals, especially cats, reading, white wine, her goldfish ponds, flowers, gardening, fishing, zoos, swimming, KU basketball and playing her flute. She was beautiful, talented, and had a ready smile for everyone. She is irreplaceable in the hearts of family and friends. These few words cannot begin to reveal a life so rich, as was Judy's, in loving and being loved.
Celebration of Judith’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Trinity United Methodist Church of Russell. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. No visitation will be held. A Memorial has been established with the Trinity United Methodist Church Choir. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.