OBITUARY

Judith Magnus

September 26, 1941February 14, 2021
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Judith A. "Judy" Magnus, age 79 of Dayton, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on Feb. 14, 2021 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in 1941, she is survived by her husband of 59 ½ years, John (Jack) Magnus, daughter Joni Magnus-Ramsey (Ron Hochstrasser), son John E. Magnus (Krista Adams), grandson Clark Ramsey, sister Susan Kellar, sister & brother-in-law Joni & Rusty Langston, brother-in-law and wife, Bob & Toni Magnus, and nieces and nephews. For a woman who went back to college in her 40s, she impacted many people with her enthusiasm, energy, work ethic and commitment. She worked at UD and WSU and graduated from OSU. Judy retired from MVH after 20 years of service as a Physical Therapist. Judy was a member of the Dayton Aqua Nymphs in the 50s-60s and loved the water, whether she was lifeguarding, teaching kids swim lessons or practicing water ballet. She was swimming and exercising twice a week up until last year. She volunteered at Five Rivers Metroparks, Hospice, Catholic Social Services and was an animal rights activist and supporter. Her love of all animals can be found in the numerous cats she and Jack rescue, spay/neuter and feed. Judy was a classical pianist, loved music and was always at a DPO event in Dayton. The love she had for Jack, her kids and family, and the generations of friends carries on in our hearts. We know she is having a glass of wine in heaven with those family members that preceded her in death including her parents, Joseph & Mary Slayback, in-laws Jack & Lucille Magnus, son-in-law Chuck Ramsey & numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. The family would like to thank Christ Hospital Center for Healthy Aging, Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association, Comfort Keepers (Gail), Hospice of Dayton and the ‘usual suspects’ of family & friends. A private memorial service will be held by invitation at the Tobias Funeral Home Belmont Chapel on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The service will be livestreamed on the Tobias Funeral Home Facebook page. Condolences for the family can be made at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

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Patty Crum

February 28, 2021

My sympathy to the family.
I was blessed to encounter Judy back at OSU during PT school. She was like a mother to myself and many others who were 20 years younger than her. She stood out in the best of ways, a calm force. She was a strong female role model to me. How fortunate that I also got to work with her at MVH. After I moved away I would stop by from time to time to visit her during a visit to UD were my children attended. We picked up right where we left off, that was Judy a friend for life. She was a rare and wonderful person

Patti Phillips

February 27, 2021

Joni, Clark and Family,

Brad and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother Judy. xoxoxo

Kelly and Miriam Kilroy

February 27, 2021

Joni and Family,

We are sorry for the loss of your mom Judy. She was a very kind and accomplished woman. It seems like only yesterday that she was watching our boys play baseball along with the rest of us. She represented team Watson’s very well.

Lieneke Keihl

February 24, 2021

Although I have never met Judy, I noted that she was once a member of the Dayton Aquanymphs. I was one of the last coaches of that team that disbanded in 1996 and was resurrected in 2010 as the Dayton AquaGems.
I passed on her obituary to several members of the Aquanymps from around that time which unfortunatly has become a very small list. The primary contact was Kathy Kretschmer who now lives in AZ and who's mother (Marian Kretschmer) was the head coach of the Aquanymphs but passed away approx. 10 yrs ago. Her youngest daughter (MaryKay Adams) is the head coach of the AquaGems that practice at the Caufman Y in Springboro OH.
We would be interested in know where Judy taught swim lessons and where she practiced her synchro. BTW, the sports name was recently changed to Artistic Swimming which I'm sure would have been interesting to Judy.
RIP Judy!

Dr. Kathy Platoni

February 21, 2021

Judy was the most gentle soul every to walk the halls of MVH. Her compassion and sensitivity to every patient that crossed her path was unmatched. One could not have a bad day with Judy on board. Her indomitable spirit made this an impossibility. It is an absolute fact that the world was so much a better place with dear Judy in it. Her light will continue to shine brightly.

Love you, dearest Judy,

Kathy

Charlie & Laura Graham

February 21, 2021

To Joni , Clark , Jack and Family ... We extend our prayers that God will comfort you at this hour . You are in our in our thoughts and we submit prayers of healing & comfort . Judy was a beautiful woman and we met her st Clark & Noah’s basketball and baseball games . May your memories of her bring you peace and comfort . Much Love 💕, Charlie & Laura (Noah’s Tutu & Papa )

Susie Nickels

February 21, 2021

Judy and I worked together at MVH, and every day at Lunch she was my work out buddy, where we would walk on the treadmill and she would tell me funny stories . I loved her calm way, her soft voice, her great sense of humor. I ride horses, and we would argue about leather and animal cruelty and how I should ride in a saddle made out of anything but cow! I had great respect for her going back to school in her 40s, she was an awesome PT and her wisdom and humor made the work days go faster. I learned a lot from her . She will be greatly missed, my condolences to the family for the loss of such a tremendous woman.

Mary Lou O'Malley

February 21, 2021

My condolences to Judy's family. I worked with her at MVH many years ago and remember still her calm and yet persistent spirit, encouraging even the most unenthusiastic patients.
Wishing you peace, comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Mary Lou

DARLENE and ROBERT LEHMAN

February 21, 2021

John: Sharing your loss. Judy was a very special lady and you were truly blessed to have been able to share your life with her.
Your friends, Darlene and Bob Lehman

Sara Faust

February 21, 2021

It was a true joy to work with Judy at Miami Valley Hospital’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. She was always calm and reassuring with even the most difficult patients. Her love for people, animals and nature were evident in everything she did. She will be greatly missed!

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