Joanne (Magner) Hudson, 82, of Blue Springs, MO

Joanne (Magner) Hudson, 82, of Blue Springs, MO


Joanne (Magner) Hudson, 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away peacefully July 3, 2024.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Morris Hudson, and their four children: daughter Kimberly (Hudson)  Bartlett and her husband Charlie live in Union Mills, NC, and have two daughters. Anna (Bartlett) Ahart and her husband John of Elizabeth City, NC, and Elizabeth (Bartlett) Rickard, her husband Rob and precious baby daughter Emma reside in Pittsburgh, PA. Daughter Karen (Hudson) Lowry and her husband
Tom of Denver, CO, have two sons. Andrew Lowry and his wife Margaret are residents of Eugene, OR, and Ryan Lowry and his wife (also expectant mother) Erin Penrod live in Denver, CO.Son Kevin Hudson is a Chaplain in the US Air Force stationed at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL. Youngest son Kyle Hudson, his former wife Robin Hudson, and their children Eva and Jonah live in Blue Springs, MO.

Joanne was born Nov 7, 1941, in Paoli, IN, to Lowell and Carrie (Morris) Magner. The youngest of six children, she was lovingly known as Cookie.

Her parents, sister Mary Margaret (Magner) Arnold and husband Bob Arnold, sister Imogene (Magner) Hazelbaker and husband Lynne Hazelbaker, brother Howard Magner and wife Willa Marie, brother Larry Magner, and brother Harold Magner and wife Joyce all preceded her.

She is survived by sister-in-law Betty (Buchanan) Magner of Corydon, IN, and sister-in-law Betty (Hudson) Salyer and her husband Greg Salyer of Whittier, NC.

Joanne grew up on a farm in southern Indiana and met her future husband Morris the summer of 1959 between graduating from Orleans High School and her freshman year at Indiana University. They married in 1961 and the following year Morris was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Air Force and, as a result, they traveled the US and Europe living in Texas, Wyoming, Indiana, Washington, Germany, Spain, Colorado, Georgia,
Ohio, and Missouri.

Family and friends are what Joanne treasured most in life.

Favorite pastimes included travel, reading, sewing, cross stitch, crochet, playing cards and board games, making new friends, and telling stories about her life experiences. She especially enjoyed going to Branson, MO, to see the various musical shows.

She has oodles of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends scattered across the US from coast to coast.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home, followed by interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation: 4 to 6 pm Wednesday and 11 am To Noon Thursday.

In Lieu of Flowers the family requests donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105 — American Cancer Society 945 North Rush Creek Road Salem, Indiana 47167 — Orleans Alumni Association 5422 W
County Road 725 N Orleans, IN 47452 .