Obituaries Judith Jane “Judy” Borsdorf

Judith Jane “Judy” Borsdorf


Judith Jane “Judy” Borsdorf

Nov. 4, 1920 – Oct. 20, 2020

BURLINGAME — Judith Jane “Judy” Borsdorf, Burlingame, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. She was 79.

Judy was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Harveyville, the daughter of James and Elva (Cripps) Bruce. She attended Harveyville High School.

She helped her husband, Jay, run the family farm for over 60 years. She loved playing Aggravation (she always favored the red marbles), cards, and Yahtzee with family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Her family would tell you she made the best pies, fudge, and potato salad. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Judy married Jay Clifford Borsdorf June 22, 1957. He preceded her in death.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, James and Elva Bruce; a son, Wesley Borsdorf; a daughter, Kimbra Kahle; two brothers, Morris and Eldon Bruce; and two sisters, Pauline Dunlap and Beth Chatham.

She is survived by two children, Tammy Dudzik and husband, Richard, Wamego, and Timothy Borsdorf and wife, Holly, Burlingame; six grandchildren, Candice (Tyler) Schneider, Kansas City, Adam Purvis, Kansas City, Olivia Borsdorf, Emporia, Ashley (Spencer) Cragg, Wamego, Shayla Borsdorf, Burlingame, and T.J. Borsdorf, Burlingame; a great-granddaughter, Ava Torrens-Borsdorf, Emporia; a great-grandson, Jayce Cragg, Wamego; and a sister, Shirley (Duane) Workman, Topeka.

Cremation has taken place. A private services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Miller First Responders or Harvester’s.

Dove Southwest Chapel is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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