Judy Lee Hromek, 80, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2021. Graveside services will be 10 am Saturday, August 21st at Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
Judy was born September 29, 1940 in Kansas City, MO to Richard and Gertrude Burgess. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Francis Lalumia and John (Jim) William Hromek; a brother, Richard Burgess, and a grandson, Clayton Hugill. Judy is survived by her children, Cheryl Foster and son-in-law Tim Pickering, Annette and son-in-law Clay Hugill, Shawna Hromek, and Andrew Lalumia; grandchildren, Allison Hugill, Alexandra Foster-Ayala and her husband Oscar Ayala, Taylor Foster-Stanze and her husband Tanner Stanze, Patrick Foster and his fianc Faith Hawley and Michael Foster; sisters, Linda Butner, Karen Ensminger and Debbie Bourn; a brother, Gary Burgess; brother-in-law Charlie Ensminger, brother-in-law Jim Bourn and sister-in-law Barbara Burgess.
She met her late husband James (Jimmy) Francis Lalumia while working at Old American Insurance Company in Kansas City. Jimmy passed away after battling Leukemia in 1974.
John Hromek (Jim), Judys high school sweetheart, learned of Judys status and they married in May of 1975. After spending much of her adult life as a home maker, Judy later worked in customer service for Hy-Vee. She loved taking her grandchildren to work on "take your child to work day".
Judy was an avid KC Royals fan and she loved her boys in blue! She was always asking if they were going to be on T.V. and "who were they playing tonight"? Whether they won or lost, Judy was always confident that they were going to win the next game. Even during her final days, Judy continued to watch and cheer for the boys in blue.
Judy loved her children and grandchildren. She especially loved taking Shawna and her granddaughters on out of town "road trips" to see country singers and other concerts around the midwest.
Judy also loved watching her grandsons compete in their favorite sports. Whether it was Clayton playing baseball, Patrick playing soccer or Michael golfing, Judy loved to see her grandsons compete.
In more recent years, Judy looked forward to "card" days where she would join her sisters and sister-in-law and play cards for hours. She will be missed and there will always be an empty chair at the card table.
The family requests that attendees at the graveside service wear a KC Royals shirt or jersey in honor of Judy.
In leu of flowers, the family requests a small contribution to the American Cancer Society or St. Lukes Hospice.
. Graveside Service Calvary Cemetery
Saturday, August 21, 2021
6901 Troost Ave.Kansas City, MO 64131