The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 7, 2012

Judy Broce

Published 10-7-12

Enid News and Eagle

AMORITA — Sweet Judy Broce passed away from this life October 2, 2012.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Kiowa, Kansas. Burial will follow at Byron-Amorita Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Kiowa, Kansas. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Judy was born May 15, 1944, in New York City to Deward Blue and Jean Gronemyer Blue. She attended school in South Charleston, West Virginia, and graduated in 1962. She attended college at NWOSU in Alva, Oklahoma.

On May 28, 1964, she married Robert Broce of Amorita, Oklahoma. They lived in Alva, Oklahoma, and Judy completed her degree in early childhood education.

They moved to Amorita, Oklahoma, and she began substitute teaching in Burlington, Oklahoma. After that, she became a relief postal clerk at Amorita Post Office, where she worked for 22 years. In 1993, she became postmaster at Burlington Post Office, where she worked for 15 years until her retirement.

After retiring, she was co-owner of the Scrapbooking 101 store in Cherokee, Oklahoma. Over the years, Judy was involved in numerous civic and community events. She was a volunteer firefighter and EMT and taught EMT training for several years. She was a member of Burlington Education foundation, served as member on the Cherokee library board and was a member of Jolly 20 homemakers club. Her most beloved joy was her time spent with her grandkids.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Daniel Blue.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sisters, Jane Blue Thompson of Kiowa and Janet Blue Monday of Morgantown, West Virginia; two children, Kim Broce Walker of Cheney and Kevin Broce and wife, Kelli, of Goddard, Kansas; six grandchildren, April and Nathan Davis, Sierra and Alyssa Broce and Alexis and Kailey Walker; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Burlington Education Foundation through Lanman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 42, Kiowa, KS 67070.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at Lanman Funeral Home in Kiowa, with family present 5-7 p.m.

(Submitted by family)