Judith Mae "Judy" McArdle, Centerville, Kansas passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Anderson County Hospital after a three year battle with cancer. She was born on January 20, 1946 on a farm near Centerville the daughter of William Earl and Kezia Ellen Reynolds Brownback. After the death of her father, and her mother's remarriage, the family moved to Blue Mound, Kansas in 1955. She graduated in the Blue Mound High School Class of 1964. She was united in marriage to Robert McArdle on June 19, 1964 in Blue Mound. They made their home in Gas City until moving south of Centerville to the farm where they have lived over fifty years. Judy was badly burned in a fire in 1958, leaving her severely scarred for life. She spent considerable time in the hospital that caused her to have a deep desire to help others as she had been helped. As a result, she attended Neosho County Community College School of Nursing, receiving certification as a registered nurse. She worked as an ER nurse for over thirty four years at Anderson County Hospital. Judy was a proficient quilter belonging to two quilt guilds. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Allen McArdle, parents, Earl and Kezia, and three sisters, Betty Joan Brownback, Margaret Gabe and Rosalie Weaver. Judy is survived by her husband, Bob, a daughter, Amy McArdle and husband, David Striegel, two grandsons, Josh McArdle and David Striegel, three brothers, Don Brownback(Betty), Tom Brownback(Judy), and Dewey Brownback(Kathy), a sister Katherine Stever, two sister in laws, Karen McArdle and Barbara Golladay, step brother, Hillary McVey, extended family and friends.
Funeral service 10:30 am Monday, September 21, 2020 at Mound City First Baptist Church. Burial in the Sunny Slope Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 pm Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the Church. Contributions are suggested to Linn County Care to Share, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.