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Judith I. (Key) Stevens

June 30, 1938 February 9, 2020
Judith I. (Key) Stevens
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Obituary for Judith I. (Key) Stevens

Judith I. Key Stevens, a lifelong resident of Norborne, Missouri, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Judith lived deliberately and with purpose, being granted an earthly life of 81 years, 7 months, and 11 days.

Judith was born June 30, 1938, in Norborne, the daughter of John and Julia Lee (Falknor) Key.
She attended elementary school in Norborne and graduated with the Norborne High School Class of 1956. She lived in Norborne all her life. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Norborne.
Judith was married on November 27, 1955, to George Rainey, then later divorced. Judith married Franklin Wayne Stevens, Sr., on August 7, 1972.
Judith was employed at Banquet Foods in Carrollton but also worked for other industries such as; Marshall State School in Marshall, SandK Industries in Lexington, Tyson Foods in Marshall, and Orbseal in Richmond, Missouri.

Judith always had something to talk about and could keep you entertained by her stories. She had a way of finding the common areas that you may have with her or knowing of the same circle of friends. Judith had a green thumb when it came to houseplants, and spoiled her housecat, Tom, making sure there was a monthly budget for his care. She was an advocate for H.E.L.P. Services and looked forward to shopping there. She loved watching football and was very excited when watching the Kansas City Chiefs win the LIV Superbowl. Judith was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Judith is survived by six children, Marilyn (Phil) Wright, of Norborne, Carolyn (Gilbert) Periman of Norborne, Brenda (John) Hayes of Dewitt, Dee Ann Jones (Robert Frazier) of Bogard, Alan Rainey (Lisa) of Norborne, and Wayne (Carol) Stevens of Norborne; a sister, Bobbie Lou Kennedy; 14 grandchildren, Matt, Jennifer, Andrea, Shane, Heather, Holly, E.J., Brian, Rachel, Ryan, Anna Marie, Meghan, Whitney, and Katie; 32 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Matthew, Bryonna, Timothy, Jaden, Kaylie, Zachary, Shannon, Luke, Alexia, Liam, Erik, Paytton, Exavier, Eitaly, Hayden, Marissa, Jerimiaha, Jiseah “D.J.,” Tryce, Dillon, BreAnna, Sebastian, Trenton, Alexandria, Ashton, Kyler, Denley, Izaiah, Noah, Myleigh, and the recent arrival of Charlotte Jean; 7 great-great-grandchildren, Braiden, Braxton, Jaelyn, Conner, Addison, Cayson, Jaxon; her special friend Dean Brunt, and her beloved tom-cat “Tom.”

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Fredrick Key, and both her husbands.

The family will be having a Celebration of Life Service to honor the memories of Judith at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Norborne with Pastor Brian Colbert officiating.

As an expression of sympathy and in memory of Judith, Memorial Contributions may be made to H.E.L.P. Services of Carroll County or the First Baptist Church of Norborne. They may be left at or mailed to Foster Funeral Chapels, 201 South Main Street, Carrollton, Missouri, 64633.

Online Condolences may be left for the family on our website,, or with them on our business Facebook page: Foster Family Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, L.L.C.

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11:00 AM 2/13/2020 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Norborne

300 South Pine Street
Norborne, Missouri 64668

The family will be having a celebration of life service to honor the memories of Judith.

First Baptist Church of Norborne
300 South Pine Street Norborne 64668 Missouri
United States

Memorial Contribution

H.E.L.P. Services of Carroll County

First Baptist Church of Norborne


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