Judith M. Bernhardt, 64, of Columbia, MO, passed away November 4, 2013.
Judith was born March 21, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ, in 1967, then went on to attend Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. She married Dennis E. Bernhardt in 1969; he survives. Judith worked in various positions with Days Inn and was employed by the University Of Missouri School Of Nursing. She was also an executive secretary to the administrator of Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, MO.
Judith enjoyed sewing, gardening, singing, traveling, and attending all her children’s activities. She was a member of her high school and church choir. Judith was a past president of the PTA at Ridgeway Elementary in Columbia, MO.
In addition to Dennis, Judith is also survived by her three children, Joanna Evans and husband Judson, of Fayette, MO, Stephen Bernhardt and wife April, of Ashland, MO, David Bernhardt and wife Jessica, of Columbia, MO; three siblings, Patricia Steege and husband Bruce, of New Jersey, Kathleen Wutkiewicz, of Pennsylvania, Vincent E. Murphy II and wife Carol, of New Jersey; and eight grandchildren, Zachery Evans, Carson Evans, Lauren Evans, Blake Evans, Kayla Judith Evans, Isabella Bernhardt, Benjamin Bernhardt, and Molly Bernhardt.
Judith was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent E. and Eleanor Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, MO 65201. Or the Heisinger Bluffs Benevolent Care Fund, 1002 W. Main St. Jefferson City, MO 65109.
Online Tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.