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Judith Carr McEachen

November 26, 1936 - April 30, 2023


Judith Carr McEachen, devoted mother and wife and a longtime Village Presbyterian Church member and volunteer, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2023. She was 86.


Judy was born in 1936 in Junction City, Kan. She grew up there with her sisters, Jane (Smith) Carr and Susie (Morantz) Carr. She graduated from Junction City High School in 1954 before attending the University of Kansas, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1958. While at KU, Judy was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.


After working for several years in Chicago, Judy returned to Junction City following the passing of her mother, Ruth Glick Carr, to be with her father, Robert Carr.


Judy moved to Kansas City in the early 1960s and worked at United Telecom. She soon met William (Bill) H. McEachen, M.D. The two married in 1966 and started a family, with Robert William (Bob) born in 1967, Margaret Anne in 1969 (who passed away April 23, 2023), and Molly Jane in 1973. Judy and Bill remained married until Bill’s passing in 2015.


Judy worked in Bill’s medical office for years and was an early volunteer and organizer for the Health Partnership, which provided free health care to Johnson County residents. She volunteered countless hours and energy to the Village Presbyterian Church, serving in the food pantry and as a Stephens Minister, providing care for those experiencing difficult times in life. Judy also volunteered for the Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., and for the Crippled Children’s Nursery, which was a cornerstone of Children’s Mercy Hospital. She also volunteered for efforts to preserve the artwork of Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham and fund raising for Kansas City Public Television (KCPT). From 1985 through 1986 Judy was president of the Kansas City Figure Skating Club.


When not working or volunteering, Judy enjoyed raising her family, gardening, and singing in the Village Presbyterian Church choir. Judy found special joy in organizing and hosting dinners for extended family and friends, particularly on Christmas and the Fourth of July.


Judy is survived by her son, Robert McEachen of Lenexa., her daughter, Molly McEachen of Albuquerque, N.M., her sister, Susie Carr Morantz of Overland Park, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. McEachen, MD, her parents, Robert Manning Carr, MD, and Ruth Glick Carr, her sister, Jane (Smith) Carr, her step-mother, Lucille Huber Carr, her step-sister Carolyn Huber Pulford, and her daughter, Margaret (Meg) McEachen.


A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to
Village Presbyterian Church, Health Partnership or KCPT.




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Village Presbyterian Church
6641 Mission Rd.
Prairie Village
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May 20, 2023
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11:00 am
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Steve and Kathy Putnam May 03, 2023

Family to Bob ,Lenexa ,Kansas

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Judy. She was such a nice person- she will be missed . πŸ™πŸ’•

Bill and Kristi Barber May 04, 2023

Friend ,Rapid City ,South Dakota

Bob, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. May treasured memories give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. There's nothing like losing a mother's love. Our prayers are with you.

Pam Peffer May 07, 2023

Friend ,Fairway ,Kansas

I have many fond memories of Judy singing together in the church choir. She was always warm, friendly and smiling. I know you will miss her.

Barbara Talman May 07, 2023

work mate ,Overland Park, ,Kansas

Judy was a bright star. We enjoyed working together at the Health Partnership where we assisted people who were not insured for health needs. We had fun going to lunch and laughing at the world's absurdity. Peace be with her.

Judy Bliss May 08, 2023

Friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

It was a joy singing in the Village Choir with Judy. She was kind, sensitive and a very thoughtful person. It was a blessing, knowing her and my thoughts and prayers are with you, her family. May your many memories be a blessing!