Judith A. Rizner

March 6, 1943 - March 31, 2013

Mrs. Judith A. Rizner, age 70 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at her home. Judy was born March 6, 1943, in Freeport, Ill., the daughter of Herbert and Marie Schmitt Osterberger. She was married on June 17, 1965, in Elroy, Ill., to Larry Rizner. She was a 1961 graduate of Lena High School, Lena, Ill. Judy received a BA in Home Economics from Iowa State University in 1965 and a MA in Sociology from Lincoln University in 1982. A resident of the Jefferson City area since 1970, Judy retired as a research analyst with the Missouri Dept. of Mental Health where she had been employed since 1992. Previously, she was employed at Lincoln University for 10 years. Judy was a member of the Central United Church of Christ where she was active in the WIGS (Women in God's Service). She was also a member of the Central Missouri Master Gardeners and the Central Missouri Good Sams Camping Club. Judy's main passion and love in life was her family. She cherished time with her grandchildren and all the "adventures" they had with grandpa and grandma. When her children were younger, she was always a huge supporter of them in any activity they participated in at the moment: swim club, wrestling, student council, or football to name a few. She always had that caring, supportive nature and was currently helping out as a JC Champion Mentor for a student at Moreau Heights. She was also an avid gardener who spent countless hours working on her beautiful flower gardens. She enjoyed traveling and camping, creating scrapbooks of the travels, reading books, and numerous activities in Central United Church of Christ. Survivors include: her husband of 47 years, Larry Rizner; two sons, Tim Rizner and his wife Amy of Dardenne Prairie, Mo. and Chad Rizner and his wife Melissa of Jefferson City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Blake Rizner and Grant Rizner, both of Jefferson City, Mo., and Ben Rizner of Dardenne Prairie, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Central United Church of Christ with the Reverend Coletta Eichenberger officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Central Missouri Master Gardeners or the WIGS (Women in God's Service) at Central United Church of Christ. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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