Judith Ann (Roop) Ballinger

Judith Ann (Roop) Ballinger


Judith Ann (Roop) Ballinger, 79, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Judy was born August 25, 1942 the daughter of Gilbert and Nora (Sparks) Roop. Judith married Ora Ballinger in June of 1966, in Stahl, Missouri, and to this union three children were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, James Edward Roop, her daughter, Judy Lynn, and other loved ones.

Judy is survived by her husband, Ora of fifty-five years; her two sons, Curtis (Jennifer) Ballinger of Browning, MO, and Kevin (LaNessia) Ballinger of Novinger, MO; four grandchildren, Jaime (Justin) Lowman, Cyerra Ballinger, Cooper Ballinger, and Clancy Ballinger; two great-grandchildren, Hadlee and Lilly Lowman; two sisters, Phyllis Roop and Joyce (Orin) Ledford; her brother-in-law, Ira (Judy) Ballinger; many nieces and nephews, as well as many honorary grandchildren.

Judy received her education in the Kirksville public schools. She worked as a custodian for Putnam County School for a number of years.

Judy attended the Novinger Baptist Church.

Judy loved chasing the grandkids to their many different events and activities. In her spare time she enjoyed drawing, mushroom hunting, fishing, gardening, playing the piano, shooting marbles with her sister, and living the farm life.

Public visitation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home, with Pastor Darrell Crooks officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, southwest of Novinger, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Judy may be made to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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