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Judyth (Judy) Carrie Kauffman

Judyth (Judy) Carrie Kauffman, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, June 28, 1941, to Dorman and Wilma Johnson in Des Moines, Iowa.

Judy was a homemaker most of her life. She was very creative in the arts and crafts area. She was an excellent artist. Judy was devoted to her family and a very loving person to all who knew her. She loved camping and spent seven years full time RVing. Judy was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Richard (Rick) Kauffman of Mena who retired from the Air Force; her siblings, Margaret Ann (Grant) Adkins, Claudia (Boyd) Dansie, Jim (Tris) Johnson; her children, Andy (Jeanne) Foster, Carrie (Bob) Hardman, Jenny (Casey) Brookshire, Frank (Rochelle) Foster, Cindy Kauffman and fiancé, Steve, all from the Des Moines, Iowa area; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Dorman and Wilma Johnson; her sister, Helen (Skip) Johnson; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy (Ed) Albaugh.

There will be no memorial services as per her wishes. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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