Judy Vana

Judy Lynn Vana, age 62, of Logan, Iowa passed away Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley Iowa. Judy was born April 6, 1956 to Murle and Phyllis Jordan of Missouri Valley Iowa.

Judy was married to Don Vana on June 14, 1975 they were best friends and married for 42 years. She was a homemaker for her husband and 4 children for all her life. Along with being a homemaker, Judy also his best friend, was not only a loving wife, a mother, and caregiver she and Don had an equal partnership in all the projects they worked on together.  Don and Judy really enjoyed traveling to Georgia and spending time with friends. Judy spent her time crocheting and knitting, she loved making baby blankets, afghans and slippers for her grandchildren. Reading was a true passion of hers. In her leisure time she loved to take gator rides and enjoyed bird watching. Of all the things that truly made her the most happy is spending time with her 10 grandchildren. Being surrounded by all of them, hearing her name ‘Gammy’ by 10 little voices brought her so much joy. They would play games and spend time outside and she would watch them play. The grandkids would all come over camp out in the living room and wake up and have Gam’s famous pancakes! Judy was a person of faith and enjoyed gospel and up beat music.

Survivors include her husband Don Vana of Logan, Iowa: Son, Mike Vana and his wife Danyel of Logan, Iowa, their children Lucas, Wesley, Natalie and Jillian; Daughter, Jenny Vana of Omaha Nebraska, her children Simon, Charlie and Gena; Son, Jeff Vana and his wife Melissa of Logan, Iowa and their children Jake, Tyler and Mallorie; Daughter, Kate Vana of Logan, Iowa. Brother, Robert Jordan and his wife Marylyn of Logan, Iowa: Sister, Pat Christians and her husband Gary of Logan, Iowa: Brother, Richard Jordan and his wife Ardith of Logan, Iowa.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents Murle and Phyllis Jordan of Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Wake Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday with Deacon Dennis Lovell officiating Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. at Logan Memorial Chapel Logan, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to the St. Patrick’s Parish Center for a time of luncheon and fellowship following the committal service.

In Loving Memory Of


Judy Lynn Vana



April 6, 1956                                    Missouri Valley, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

May 9, 2018                                     Missouri Valley, Iowa


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Celebrant                       Father Raphael Masabakhwa


Musician                                               Lyle Waterhouse


Musical Selections

“Amazing Grace”                                “On Eagles Wings”

“How Great Thou Art”                 “One Bread, One Body”

“Ave Maria”                       “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”


Honorary Bearers

Wesley Vana                                               Charlie Story

Jake Vana                                                       Tyler Vana


Casket Bearers

Mike Vana                                                       Jeff Vana

Roger Spooner                                             Jamie Evans

Simon Story                                                   Lucas Vana


Final Resting Place

Frazier Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa


  • Patricia Diggins Posted May 11, 2018 2:26 pm

    So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I have many fond memories of our kids playing together. Prayers for Don and the whole family!

  • David and Ellen Lovell Posted May 14, 2018 3:28 pm

    So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Our prayers for all.

  • Tricia Murphy Posted May 14, 2018 7:44 pm

    She was a wonderful lady who will definitely be missed. She always treated my kids like they were her own grandkids. Prayers for the Vana family and may you find comfort in the many memories of her.

  • Kyle and Peggy Black Posted May 15, 2018 6:38 am

    We are so saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God’s mercy and grace hold you close.

  • Janice Salz Posted May 16, 2018 7:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about Judy. Keep memories of her close to your heart.

  • AM Posted May 28, 2018 8:46 am

    My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.

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