Judy K. McReynolds
Date of Birth
July 14, 1941
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 2, 2024
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, April 13, 2024 ~ 11:00 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Judy Kay (Turner) McReynolds was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on July 14, 1941 to parents Ray and Addie (Smets) Turner and passed away peacefully, March 2, 2024. Judy graduated from Ogallala High School and Dana College. She taught 5th grade at Ashland, Nebraska. Judy married Dave McReynolds on December 22, 1963. They had two daughters, Mary Jane and Melissa. Together they built their home next to the family farm and raised pure bred SPF Hampshire swine until they retired.

Judy was an avid traveler, photographer, bird watcher, crafter and gardener. She spent many hours tending to her water lily pond and fish. Judy loved carousel horses. She created over 30 horses, each with their own individual theme. Judy enjoyed learning the history then traveling to visit and ride the few remaining carousels in the mid-west. Judy was a Girl Scout leader and member of the First Christian Church where she volunteered for many years. She enjoyed building vacation bible school sets, leading Sunday school class, helping with the food pantry and was a church superintendent.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Jimmy Turner, brother-in-law, J. Edwin McReynolds and sister-in-law, Janis McReynolds.

Judy is survived by husband, Dave, daughter, Mary Jane, son-in-law, Scott and granddaughter Laurel Frogge of Lincoln, daughter, Melissa McReynolds of Springfield, Oregon, sister, Joy Kokes of Lincoln, brother, John and sister-in-law, Sheila Turner of Ogallala, cats, Suzy and Cleo, Christian Sisters group, PEO Sisterhood, High School Friend group, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.



Condolences for Judy K. McReynolds
  1. Alta Crapson
    • March 5, 2024 - 2 months ago

    So very sorry to hear of Judy’s death. I took her out to lunch on my way to Omaha about a year ago. We had lots of fun on the girls weekend. There was Harlene, Carol, Darlene, Kathy, Alta and Judy. We did go lots of fun places. Mostly Ogallala, North Plate and Johnson Lake. Just keep all memories that you made with her close to your heart

  2. Vivien Peterson
    • March 6, 2024 - 2 months ago

    My condolences to Judy’s family. She was such a sweet lady, & so pretty. She will be missed.

  3. Kathie Berry
    • March 6, 2024 - 2 months ago

    So sorry to hear of my friends death.We went to high school together. In later years we got together every year with friends and had a girls get together. Judy will be greatly missed. May God grant Dave and the girls comfort in their loss. Love and hugs to you Judy.

  4. Denise Campbell
    • March 6, 2024 - 2 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was a mentor and friend thru my high school years thru Girl Scouts. She will be a loss to the community.

  5. Michelle Turner Bauer
    • March 6, 2024 - 2 months ago

    I am so sad to hear about Aunt Judy’s passing. I have fond holiday and family gathering memories of her, especially her Easter eggs hunts. I will carry those memories always.

  6. Lynn Barnett
    • March 6, 2024 - 2 months ago

    So sorry. She was such a fun lady. Will be missed. Prayers to family.

  7. Richard Watson
    • March 6, 2024 - 2 months ago

    My 5th grade teacher. She was Miss Turner when the school year started and when she came back from Christmas break she was Mrs. McReynolds. She was a great teacher. She will be missed by all that really knew her. R.I.P.

  8. David Hillyer
    • March 7, 2024 - 2 months ago

    Judy was a classmate, friend. Sorry after graduation only some Reunions.

  9. • March 7, 2024 - 2 months ago

    I am so sad to hear about the loss of my dear friend. We were friends since grade school. Judy, Alta,Darlene,Kathie Harlene and I had a girls weekend together every year for many years. Many great memories. I was one who received one of the carousel horses fromJudy. It was beautiful. Love and prayers for Dave and the family Will miss her terribly.

  10. Susan Campbell
    • March 8, 2024 - 2 months ago

    I am sorry to learn of Judy’s passing. She was always so pleasant to be around. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family. Warm regards, Suzy Campbell

  11. John and Shelia Turner
    • March 10, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Judy was a special sister.
    We had so many fun events especially celebrating Easter and having Easter egg hunts.
    She always had a smile on her face.
    She made the best desserts at our family get togethers.
    We will truly miss her.
    Love, John and Sheila Turner

  12. Paul Luetkenhaus
    • March 11, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Deepest condolences for Dave and family with the passing of Judy. She was a great joy to be with and was very fortunate to be able to get to know her so well by working for Dave and Judy. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Paul, Kelly and family

  13. Mary Rasmussen
    • March 13, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Dave, Mary Jane, and Melissa: I am so sad to learn of Judy’s passing. It just doesn’t seem possible. I have many great memories of our friendship and I will never forget her. Again, my deepest sympathy to all. She will always live in your hearts. Mary Rasmussen

  14. • March 23, 2024 - 1 month ago

    I will love you forever Grandma

  15. Veronica Tran-O'Leary
    • March 26, 2024 - 4 weeks ago

    On behalf of my mom and sisters, we send our deepest condolences to all of Judy’s family. Judy & Dave, along with other community members, welcomed us to Ashland many years ago and we’ll always remember their kindness and friendship.

  16. Gregory E Bahm
    • April 10, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    To Dave, Mary Jane and Melissa, My Deepest Condolences My Prayers for you all. Judy was a very wonderful Person and I am thankful to have known her God Bless You All

  17. Ellen Guilfoyle Graham
    • April 13, 2024 - 2 weeks ago

    We enjoyed a casual friendship for several years, and I remember her fondly. If I remember right there was a time she had peacocks. She loved every living thing, and took in joy every day.

  18. Ray Hammer
    • April 15, 2024 - 1 week ago

    Dave, sorry for your lose.

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