August 16, 2022

Judy Weese


Judy Weese, 80, of Creston, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St., Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be private at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Union County Genealogical Society or the First United Methodist Church of Creston. Online condolences may be made at

Judith Ann (Dewey) Weese, was born June 25, 1942, daughter of Harold Arthur and Vivian Elain (Rudkin) Dewey in Grant City, Missouri. She graduated from Bethany High School in 1961 and from Northwest Missouri State University in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics.

On Dec. 29, 1964, Judy was united in marriage to Jerry Dale Weese in Bethany, Missouri. They first lived and worked in Maryville, later moving to Corning where she taught Head Start for two years. They then moved to Warrensburg, Missouri, where she was an active mother and homemaker while Jerry earned his master’s degree. In 1970, they moved to Creston where Judy worked with USDA Natural Resource Services in accounting, payroll and grant administration as an administrative assistant until her retirement in June 2006. After retirement, she continued to work with special projects for several years part time.

Judy was a member of the United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, the P.E.O. Chapter LG, now known as Union County Genealogical Society, Afton Garden Club, Gibson Memorial Library Fundraiser Committee, and various bridge clubs. She formerly was a part of the Toast Masters. Judy was a member of GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Study Club for over 20 years and served as 4-H leader of the Jolly Jills for 10 years.

Judy is survived by husband Jerry Weese of Creston; son Stephen Lynne (Ronda) Weese of Creston; daughter Kimberly (Edward) Damiani of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Samantha (Samuel) Hamilton of Denver, Colorado, Jeremy Weese of Kansas City, Kansas, Maria (Kelly) Damiani-Rutherford of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Benjamin Damiani of Madison, Wisconsin, Matthew (Reese) Damiani of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and Sarah Damiani of Duluth, Minnesota; and three great-grandchildren: Arthur Hamilton, Walter Hamilton and Heron Rutherford.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Rodney (Carol) Weese.