Judy Ann Bicknell

Text size

Judy Ann Bicknell

August 26, 1947 - November 25, 2018

Judy Ann Bicknell Judy Ann Bicknell, 71, a devoted wife, mother, and "Nanny", passed away at her home in Pittsburg, Kan., on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
She was born August 26, 1947, in Fort Worth, Texas, where she lived until she was 14 years old, then moved with her family to McCune, Kan. She graduated from McCune High School in 1965.
In June 1965 she was united in marriage to Jerry McGown. They later divorced. On May 6, 1976 she was united in marriage to Ray Bicknell, in Las Vegas, Nev. He survives at the family home.
Judy worked for Foodtown, Edward Jones Investments, and the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Judy was a "professional junker" shopping for antiques. She also had a passion for cars. She loved drawing, was an avid decorator, enjoyed making stained glass and pottery projects. She was also a past member of the Order of Eastern Star.
In addition to her husband, Ray, she is survived by three sons, Sheldon Bicknell and his wife, Jamie, of Arma, Kan., Scott Bicknell, of Joplin, Mo., and Wade McGown and his wife, Michele, of Oceanside, Calif.; a sister, Glenda Best and her husband, John, of Pittsburg; four grandchildren, Shandra Mondragon and her husband, Chris, Jordan Bicknell and his wife, Sadie, Bayne McGown and Johannah McGown; and one great-grandson, Thomas Ray Bicknell. She was also blessed with three bonus daughters, Cara Kubler and husband, Greg, Kim Harland and husband, Marc, and Karin Nielsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilma and Oscar Harrell; and a brother, Dr. Charles Bayne Harrell.
A service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday (Dec. 4), at the Brenner Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Baxter Springs (Kan.) City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of her granddaughter, Johannah "JoJo" McGown, may be made to the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego at 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 130, San Diego, CA 92123, www.dsasdonline.org, or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Friends may also leave condolences online at brennermortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg.
Published on November 30, 2018
Send flowers
in memory of Judy
See more

Obituary published in

Arrangements by

Events

Guestbook

Print Guestbook

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on November 29, 2019.

Share a message

2 posts

Sandi spiva
Dec 02, 2018
Judy was a passion person so sorry for your lose great person love you all
Kimberly Brumback
Dec 01, 2018
I never seen Judy that she didn't bust out with a big ole smile and light of the room with her dimples and beautiful eyes.Judy you will be missed by me and many others.