Judy Lorene Williamson, age 66, of Dunnegan, MO passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 16, 2024. She was born September 17, 1957, in Osceola, MO, the youngest child of Archie “Ted” Van Buren Burkhart and Loga Culbertson Allen Burkhart. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1975. As a young woman, she worked at H. Roe Bartle Scout Camp in Osceola. As a young mother she worked at Teters in Bolivar. When her children were older, she started working as a rural mail carrier with the Humansville Post Office. While she didn’t always appreciate the 100 miles of gravel road that she drove each day, she loved her customers and they loved her in return. Judy was the bedrock of her family and had a kind, loving, and giving heart that was evident to everyone she met.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Ted (1912-1995) and Loga (1918-1994) Burkhart and by her siblings Roy Lee Allen (d 7-10-2018) of Independence, MO and Peggy Jewel Burkhart Pelz (d 2-27-2023) of Sagle, ID.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, James “Ted” Edward Williamson of the home; their child Jeremiah Edward Williamson (Mahayla Camerer) of Bolivar, MO and two children from her previous marriage with Charles David Welch (Bolivar, MO), Daniel Jay Welch (Tricia Mott) of Halfway, MO and Sarah June Welch Pickett (Jim McCoy) of Greenwood, MO. She is also survived by her sisters Alice Bea Allen Carter of Clintwood, VA, Phillis Darlene Allen Fricke of Weston, MO, Wanda Jane Burkhart Volkart of Belzoni, MS, and Joyce Kay Burkhart of Bolivar, MO; her granddaughter Taylor Jay Welch Nutter (Kenny Nutter) of Bolivar, MO; and her beloved great-grand-daughter Olivia Jo Nutter, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, MO. Internment will be in Salem Cemetery, Cliquot, MO under the direction of Butler Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Polk County Humane Society.