Judy Merlene Talley, 67, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born August 17, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Loy R. and Lorene P. Smith Moore.  She and Kenneth Talley were married December 11, 1976 in Cape Girardeau.

Judy was a 1968 graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Missouri.  From 1997 until 2010, she owned and operated Judy’s Antiques and Collectibles on Hwy 61 in Jackson.

Loving survivors include her husband of 39 years, Kenny Talley; four children, Kandy (Jerry) King, Jason (Kym) Welker, Jamie Welker (Tamera Stone) and Barbara Merlene Talley; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Raymond (Reminda) Moore and Ed (Becky) Moore of Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The visitation will be from10 a.m. until service time on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in chapel A of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating.

Interment will be in Caney Fork Cemetery near Oak Ridge.

The family suggests that contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or church or charity of choice.

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  1. Rebecca Hahn

    Kandy and family,
    So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Don L. Wideman

    Judy was one of the most loving people i have ever met. She was a sister in law that i clearly loved to visit and get together with as a family. She was an excellent cook, a most gracious hostess and if you left her home hungry or feeling unloved then it was truly your own fault. She left us much to young, and without us being prepared to deal with the loss. As with many loved ones she could never be replaced. Her personality, her smile, things that are embedded in our heart and soul forever. She has left a void in our lives that shall leave a sadness every time her name is spoken . She was a big sister to my wife, and family to me. Judy, we know you leave us for a better place, It’s selfishness on our part that feels the sadness in your passing but we do feel the joy of knowing your pain and suffering is done and that you’ll be looking down on us for a short time till we see you again. Know that you are loved and missed till we join you once again.

  3. Tammy Mueller


    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you & your family during this difficult time.

    Jim, Tammy & Chase Mueller

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