Judy Hynnek, 82, of Stanton, Iowa, formerly of Brooks, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 8 2023, at Accura Healthcare in Stanton, Iowa, with her loving daughter-in-law Sarah Hynnek and longtime friend Diane Mathew at her side. The Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 A.M. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, July 15, 2023 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Corning, Iowa, with Father Livinus Anweting, Celebrant. After Mass, there will be a luncheon with time to visit at the Parish Center in Corning followed by the inurnment at the Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Corning is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family in Judy’s name. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Judy Kay Hynnek, the daughter of Guinivere Frances (Beard) and L. Donald John was born January 28, 1941 in Bedford, Iowa. Judy was raised by her grandmother, Lillian Maloy Gilleland following the death of Judy’s mother in 1947. Judy and Dallas were married September 15, 1964 in Bedford, Iowa. Judy, Dallas and son Mark made their home in Brooks, Iowa. In 2007, after the death of husband Dallas, Judy moved to Westgate Housing where she resided until 2018 when she moved to Accura Healthcare in Stanton, Iowa due to declining health.
Judy enjoyed her home and entertaining friends and family, community members, and especially her beloved Gourmand Club through the years. Judy was a colorful person, her favorite color was purple, but loved it all. She also enjoyed flowers, birds, sewing, crafting, quilting - including Hawaiian Quilting with daughter-in-law Sarah. Reading, watching movies - especially old movies, and collecting dragonflies in various forms, along with other interests. Judy also enjoyed traveling. While her son Mark was in the Navy, she had a good reason to travel to many wonderful places. Judy laughed and loved and was known to keep life lively. She would want her life to be celebrated.
Judy worked as a hairdresser and cosmetologist. In addition to working in a salon, she enjoyed using this talent with community theater and helping to prepare the departed at a local funeral home. Later in her life she worked at Main Street Corning, Country Haven, Choices and as a CMA at Corning Nursing and Rehab.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; beloved grandmother, Lillian Malloy Gilleland; grandmother, Girda John; husband, Dallas Hynnek; son, Mark Hynnek; uncles: Vearon “Pop” John, Albert John, Gordon “X” Beard, Joe Beard; aunts; Ruth John, Alice John, Velma Beard; cousins: Patricia Deaton, Harriett Harlow, Cathy Harvey, Gary John and John Maloy.
Judy is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sarah Hynnek, Corning, Iowa; cousin, Marian Everhart, Skidmore, Missouri; brothers-in-law: Julian Hynnek and Michael Hynnek; longtime friend, Diane (Murray) Mathew, Spring Hill, Kansas; and many others.