Judy Alexander

Obituary of Judy Carolyn Alexander

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Judy Carolyn (Wilmes)Alexander was born February 5,1943, in Maryville, Missouri, the daughter of John Henry Wilmes and Lela Ellen (Hardisty) Wilmes.

She grew up on a farm, helping tend to the daily chores of milking cows, before and after school.  In her early years, she attended various country schools.

Judy attended New Market Community High School and enjoyed being a cheerleader. She graduated with the Class of 1961.

On March 16, 1962, she was united in marriage to Lyle Alexander in Bedford, Iowa. Enjoying 40 years together before Lyle’s passing in 2002. To this loving union four children were born, Rick, Julie, Rob, and Jill.

She dedicated 43 years of employment to the Gravity Post Office, retiring in August 2021. She truly enjoyed connecting with the post office patrons and developed some everlasting friendships throughout those years.

Judy truly cherished her role as a wife and mother of four and was delighted to welcome subsequent grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Family time was most important to her, including her beloved pets.  She made family gatherings special, no matter what the occasion, with her delicious made from scratch meals and desserts, especially her pies.


Left to cherish Judy’s memory are her children, Rick Alexander and wife Pam of Gravity; Julie McCarty and husband Karl of Prescott; Rob Alexander of Gravity; and Jill Harrison and husband Jason of New Market; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Connie Silva and husband Tony of New Market, Iowa; sister, Deb Scott of Pleasant Valley, Missouri; brother, Greg Wilmes and wife Jan of Bedford, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Lyle; her parents John and Lela; brother Larry Wilmes; sister, Sharon Betts; brother, Mike Wilmes; father and mother-in-law, Malvern and Avis.



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Walker-Merrick-Billings Funeral Chapel
422 E. Washington St
Clarinda, Iowa, United States


10:00 am
Friday, April 19, 2024
Walker-Merrick-Billings Funeral Chapel
422 E. Washington St
Clarinda, Iowa, United States


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