Judy Kay (Ward) Tedlock, 64, went to be with the Lord at 5:5 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin following a courageous three-year battle with lung cancer.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and the best Granny. She lived in Columbus all of her life.  She was the daughter of James D. Ward and Wanda (Howerton) Ward Poole.  

She was preceded in death by her father (2012) and mother (1994).  

She owned and operated Judy’s Hair Design and was a hairdresser for 35 years. She cherished and enjoyed her “ladies”, as she called them.  

She was a member of Theta Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and was truly blessed with lifelong friendships she treasured with her sorority sisters.

Her family was most sacred to her. Through the years, she enjoyed any event her children and grandchildren were involved, going to the casino with Danny and being with her sisters.

Surviving Judy is the love of her life of 46 years, Danny, her daughter, Jodie (Tedlock) Grant (Kendall), sons, Mick Tedlock (Joy) and Corey Tedlock (Tiara). Grandchildren Montana and Morgan Grant, Jaden and Journey Tedlock, Paige Knight, Caden, Presley and Torey Tedlock, all of Columbus.  

Also surviving is one brother, Jim Ward (Glenda) of Lewisburg Tenn., four sisters, Patty Blair (Phil) of Oswego, Paula Langerot ( Danny) of Columbus, Kathi Langerot (Gene) of Scammon, and Marla Tanner (Steve) of Columbus. Many nieces and nephews whom were all special to her, in addition to her aunts and numerous cousins.    

Services were held at Derfelt Funeral Home in Columbus Tuesday, October 9.  Burial in Greenlawn Cemetary.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbus Community Foundation.