McClendon-Winters

FUNERAL HOME

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Judy Kay Godwin passed away on October 29, 2007 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Judy was born on April 27, 1945 in Duncan, Oklahoma, the daughter of Julius (Red) Driver and Olive Louise (Brunk) Driver. She was the youngest of two daughters. She attended Central State College where she received her BS in Education. She married John C. Godwin of Watonga in 1966. Judy was a loving and supportive daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. John and Judy had two children Terri Kay and John William Godwin. They were also blessed with three beautiful granddaughters. Judy taught at the Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee for two years then moved on to work at the Okmulgee Courthouse for ten years and later at Citizens Security Bank. She was always happy to help at The Blossom Shop on special occasions and was an active volunteer within her community including Church of the Redeemer, Service League, Okmulgee Country Club, Bedouin Shrine, Cancer Society Fundraisers and numerous others. Judy enjoyed her local bridge group and sharing her love of golf with John. Judy and John also shared a passion for helping the Bedouin Shrine in their effort to heal crippled children. Their volunteer work took them coast-to-coast. Judy was always courageous and the ultimate optimist. Through her own illness, her doctors called her their miracle patient defying all odds and predictions. Judy is preceded in death by her parents Julius (Red) Driver and Olive (Brunk) Driver. Judy is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, John C. Godwin, and her caring children: daughter Terri Kay Yater and husband John of Cushing; son John William and wife Stephanie Godwin of Tulsa; granddaughters Crystal and Jennifer Hillman of Ohio and Julia Godwin of Tulsa; sister Linda Pat Colgan and husband Jim of Tulsa; mother-in-law Rose Godwin of Watonga; sister-in-law Karen Marie Bringham and husband David of Watonga and numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, at First United Methodist Church, Okmulgee. Private family interment will follow immediately at Okmulgee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bedouin Shrine Transportation Fund at PO Box 1667 Muskogee, Oklahoma 74402. There will be no public visitation. Services are under the direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee. Condolences may be sent to mcclendon-winters.com