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
We miss you mama! You were one heck of a lady and one heck of an inspiration to your daughters. You will always be remembered. Your grandkids love you with all their heart and have so many fond memories with you. You will live on in our hearts! We love you!
Terri, this is beautiful!! She was and alway will b a great woman. There will always b a special place in my heart for her!! Now is the time God wants her to join him and Doris to RIP!! I will miss her, love Chris xo
So sorry for your loss. I only saw your mom when she came to the store i worked at and she was always smiling and we could laugh about anything. Because of her though i did get to meet u and christy and was and am glad to call yall friends. Heaven truly does have an angel smiling down on yall from hraven. Rest in peace judy u will b missed but never forgotten. From your favorite checker jeremy ?
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
God looked around his garden and found an empty space…then he looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face…he put his arms around you and lifted you to rest…God’s garden must be beautiful…He only takes the BEST. May you now rest in peace Judy. I will forever love and miss you. May God Bless you and your family. I will always remember and cherish the memories we shared. Love always and forever, Lynn and Jordyn xoxo
My Prom Date. My Baker’s Dozen partner. The girl who got to be Student Conductor of the Boca Ciega Choir. Ruth from “Pirates of Penzance”. My Junior High bike riding buddy. Clarinetist in the band. So many memories of such a dear friend to me. Out of pain, but not out of mind. I always loved you, Judy.
So very sorry for your loss, I remember your Mom from I believe Azalea Junior High and maybe Bogie, she was always so kind and a thoughtful girl. Prayers for your family at this difficult time. God Bless you all.
Susan Drew Banks
Judy was a classmate and neighbor until we were were on 9th grade. I remember her as one of the smartest, kindest, talented girls in school. She left a huge impression on me. I have thought of her often through the years.
I wish the family peace and many wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you.
I am very sad to learn the news of Judy’s passing way way way too soon I have often thought of Judy and wondered how she was doing!! We were neighbors as kids and I will always remember what a smart smart smart girl she was! And she could sew. She was patient and tried to teach me how to sew ( I was so bad at home ec) and I was always impressed with her gentle spirit and kindness. Even to this day, even though we lost touch , her wonderful sweet personality ALWAYS stayed with me. I am not just saying this. I want her family to know what a special girl she was to me, all those years ago.
So very sorry for your lioss. May you find comfort and peace knowing your beloved Mother is with Jesus and completely healed.
I have so many fond memories of Judy and they almost all include her infectious laugh and music in the background. She was a friend to all she met. I am very sad to hear of her untimely death but know she is happy in heaven!
I was a fellow clarinetist sitting next to Judy for three years at Bogie. She was a great friend. I have thought f her often. I am so great full for my memories but I am saddened to hear she is gone. I will keep her family in my prayers.
I was in High School Band with Judy. She was always smiling and upbeat. Our band members were playing softball after school one day when I broke my collar bone. There was no 911 in 1976, so Judy loaded me in her car and drove me to Palms Hospital. She was so very concerned about me and made sure to contact my parents (also before cell phones) when they got home from work. This is a very sad loss, rest in peace Judy!
Hearing from you, Mike, brought back memories of you regaling Judy’s mother and me with laughter in our living room in St. Pete. Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories. Judy was always fun as were you!
Momma you have touched so many lives in such a kind spirited way. You will always be remembered for being there for everyone and anyone. You were always so patient and caring you didn’t deserve this ending here on earth but I know that for you it is only the beginning now. You are with grandma watching over Terri and I and all our families. You will never be forgotten and will always be apart of our lives. I miss you constantly but know that you are much happier now. With all my love to the best momma in the world.
Although we did not see each other often, you have left our world to soon. God bless your soul! I will remember you & your branch of the Mullin family in my Mass intentions. Sincere sympathy to all your survivors, and may our Lord watch special attention to their needs in this time of great loss. Cousin Ed
My condolences to Judy’s family and friends. I have incredibly fond memories of growing up with my first cousin Judy, laughing uncontrollably like only young adolescent girls can during visits with the family in St. Petersburg, Florida. Then, meeting her young family for the first time as an adult. Her kindness and fun spirit’s imprint will never leave my heart. I’ll never forget her laugh, or her two young girls, now grown women with their own lives. Peace to all of you during this time of unbearable grief. Darlene McCray