Judith Orso

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Judith Elaine Orso, 83, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born December 24, 1939 in Horton, KS, she was the daughter of Harry and Frances (Hartman) Kerns. She married Richard Orso on November 26, 1961 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2018. Mrs. Orso was a devoted woman of faith who spent time at home as a homemaker with her children, was a licensed Broker and Real Estate Agent and loved her dogs, arranging flowers and making wreaths. Surviving are six children, Mark (Donna) Orso of Trinity, FL, Matt Orso of St. Charles, MO, Andy (Diana) Orso of Chesterfield, MO, Nita (Tom) Whitten of Godfrey, IL, Luke (Janell) Orso of Eureka, MO, and Dominic Orso of Godfrey, 15 grandchildren; Ashley Swagulski, Brett Orso, Mathew Orso, Amanda James, Austin Orso, Luke Orso, Michael Orso, Quinn Whitten, Alex Whitten, Sean Orso, Kate Orso, Faith Orso, J.D. Orso, Ava Orso, and Ethan Orso, and nine great grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Kerns, a sister, Mary Barber and an infant sister. A memorial visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be private at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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