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Judy A. Fuelling

January 25, 1942 - August 21, 2023

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Judith Ann Fuelling, the daughter of James Reed and Isabel Huberta (Silverthorn) Cole, was born January 25, 1942, in Topeka, Kansas. She attended Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas, graduating in 1960. Judy attended Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1966.


On August 4, 1963, Judy was united in marriage to David Lee Fuelling at the Tarkio Presbyterian Church where Jim Hannah was the best man and Patricia Mary Cole was matron-of-honor. They made their home in Rock Port, Missouri for a short time. In 1968, they purchased their home in Tarkio, and became the parents of one son, David Michael in 1971. David passed away in 2014.


Judy was employed as an elementary teacher by Hamburg Elementary School, Hamburg, Iowa for numerous years. In 1999, Judy was then employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections as a caseworker, retiring in 2012.


Judy was a member of the Allen Schiffern American Legion Auxiliary Unit #199 and Good News Church (formerly Methodist Church), Tarkio. She enjoyed spending time with family. Judy passed away Monday, August 21, 2023, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri, at the age of 81.


Judy was preceded in death by her parents and husband, David. Survivors include son, David Michael “Mike” Fuelling, Saint Paul Park, Minnesota; grandchildren, Tyler Lee and Danica Renae Fuelling; brother, Robert Cole, Dolores, Colorado; nieces, Peggy and Penny Cole and nephew, Jim Cole; best friend and companion, Mike Williams.


Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 2, 2023, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.

Open visitation begins 9:00 A.M., Friday, September 1, Davis Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M.

Interment: Home Cemetery, Tarkio.

Memorials: Allen Schiffern American Legion Auxiliary Unit #199.

Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.