Judith Faye Scheff

Judith Faye Scheff died unexpectedly on August 24, 2023 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Judith was born May 9, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Lawrence in 1965 to attend KU and earned her graduate degree. Her passion was theater and she volunteered at Theater Lawrence from its inception until the time of her passing.

Survivors include her sister Elaine (Ray) Durbin of Lawrence, KS and brother Edward Scheff of Providence, RI.

There will be a funeral service at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 29 at 10:00 AM. There will be no public burial.

In lieu of flowers, for those desiring, it is suggested that donations be made to Theatre Lawrence, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

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Messages & Condolences

From Sherri Millsap...

We will miss Judith’s presence at our regular meetings of the Vintage Players!! She offered her experience, knowledge and certainly her sense of humor…all a benefit to us!

From Louise and Allan Hanson...

Attending performances at Theatre Lawrence will never be the same without Judith’s smiling welcome. Her commitment to TL was legendary. She will be greatly missed by her many fans.

From Uta Walter...

Judith… I had hoped we might improvise one more time at Theatre Lawrence but alas… It was an honor to know her. My condolences to her family and friends. May her memory be a blessing! Love and Hugs from Berlin.

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