Judy Ann Mullin, of Lee’s Summit, MO left this world too soon. Kind and funny, with an ornery twinkle in her eye, Judy was the epitome of an indomitable spirit even as she fought her battle with early-onset Parkinson’s until her last breath. She peacefully passed away in the care of Crossroads Hospice at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home in Belton, MO surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, September 13, at the age of 58. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017, beginning with the recitation of the rosary at 9:00 AM; visitation to follow from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM; and Catholic Mass beginning at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church at 130 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO.

Born on December 9, 1958 in Wellington, KS to Doris Kimmel Reid Mullin and Ralph Fillmore Mullin, Judy grew up in Wellington and Leavenworth, KS; Sioux Falls, SD; Syracuse, NY; and, St. Petersburg, FL. With her unending love of learning, she attended Florida State University and completed two Masters Degrees from the University of South Florida and the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

She married Chris Fasanello of St. Petersburg and had two children Christy Lynn Fasanello Schreckler of Lee’s Summit, MO and Terri Ann Fasanello Baune of Raymore, MO.

Judy won acclaim in St. Petersburg for developing a media center at an elementary school and was nominated for teacher of the year. In 1997 she joined Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and moved to Lee’s Summit to be close to her mother who had been diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Later she moved to PCS (Sprint) and in 2005 pursued a life-long dream and founded Trio Media. In the years preceding her diagnosis, she taught classes at Longview Community College and Baker University.

Judy’s grandchildren were the light of her life. She was the ultimate grandma who spoiled her grandchildren rotten in every way. As her disease advanced upon her and slowly took over her ability to communicate or show emotion, her grandchildren could always get a response from her, even in her final moments.
Her love of music carried her through life with joy and zest. Though some may consider her dance moves peculiar, she could still bring a smile to her grandbabies’ faces as her joy found through music filled up the room. Even as her disease attempted to rob her of this joy, she could still be found clapping her hands and tapping her feet to the rhythm of a good beat!

She loved Jesus with her whole heart; this was evident in her commitment to her faith and church. In her adult years, she converted to Catholicism and became a parishioner at Our Lady of the Presentation. She became a Befriender of the church and helped provide counseling opportunities for those in need. The lives she impacted and life-long friendships she made throughout her religious journey are a testament to her caring nature and compassion for others.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Kimmel Reid Mullin. Judy is survived by her daughters Christy Schreckler (Lance) and Terri Baune (Todd), and grandchildren Olivia, Ethan, Hunter, Jordyn, and Sydney. Her former husband Chris Fasanello, sister Janet Kay Mullin Marta (Dale) of Platte City, father Ralph Mullin (Overland Park), aunts Janet Reid Christie (Craig) of Leawood and Jerilyn Reid Moss (Bill) of Wichita, numerous cousins, and her nephews Daniel, Jonathan and Michael Marta also survive her.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Judy’s church, Our Lady of the Presentation, in Lee’s Summit, MO, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, www.michaeljfox.org.

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered “Come to me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
– God Saw You Getting Tired, by Frances and Kathleen Coelho

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