Jewel M. “Judy” Taylor

August 11, 1922 ‒ June 05, 2019

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Toledo, Ohio

Jewel Marguerite “Judy” Taylor, age 96, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Kingston Residence of Marion with her loving family by her side.

On August 11, 1922, Judy was born in Delaware, Ohio, the second of six children of the late Ross and Kathryn (Eckles) Gray. She graduated from Willis High School in Delaware at 15 in the class of 1938.

Shortly following graduation, Judy met her future husband, a Merchant Marine and Army Air Corps veteran, Chester B. “Chet” Taylor. They were married on January 1, 1941, and they were the perfect pair for sixty three years. They were always hand in hand, and Judy was the only woman he ever had eyes for Together, they built and shared a beautiful life and family He preceded her in death on April 22, 2004.

A loving homemaker, Judy took pride in caring for her husband and children. She also had worked as a stenographer and commercial sign painter.

Judy was a long time, faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Marion, and was also a member of the Marion Area Genealogical Society.  She was an accomplished cross-stitcher and seamstress, and would make beautiful keepsakes, clothing and gifts for her children and family. In addition, she was an expert player of word and board games (don’t even think about trying to beat her at a game of Scrabble!). Her talents didn’t stop there; Judy was an amazing baker and would make pies that were ‘out of this world’. She loved reading, poetry, painting, drawing, decorating, and more.

As the matriarch of the family, Judy beamed with pride for her beloved children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Everyone in the family knew they could ask “Mom” or “Grandma” for anything and she would be right there. She truly was a beautiful woman, who saw the best in everyone. Her family will forever remember and miss her loving warmth.

She will be dearly missed by her five children: Joyce Magi of Port Clinton, Leila Cook of Marion, Patrick (Carole) Taylor of Marion, Pamela Daniel of Murfreesboro, TN, and David (Nancy) Taylor of Parrish, FL; 19 grandchildren: Michael Magi Jr., Christopher Magi, Amy Magi, Sean Magi, Kelley (George) Appleby, Justin (Stacy) Hamper, Matthew (Christel) Hamper, Julie (Keith) Lujan, Toni McNamara, Bryan (Jennifer) McKnight, Rebecca Goldstein, Bethany (Gene) Shepherd, Jeremy McKnight, Emily Daniel, Jennifer Blackford, Stacey Blackford, Angela Taylor, Andrew (Amanda) Taylor, and Bennett John Hope; 34 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Including her husband and parents, Judy was preceded in death by three children: Rose Marie Taylor, Penelope “Penny” Taube, and Paul “Corky” Taylor; a son-in-law, Michael Magi; two grandchildren: Michael Magi Jr. and Mark Blackford; five siblings: Gladys Barger, Mary Blankenship, Glenn Gray, Rick Gray, and Darlene Vaughn.

Her family will greet friends from 1 – 2 pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion. Services honoring her life will follow there at 2 pm. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to her favorite charity, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (

On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a “special thanks” to Heartland Hospice. For their professional and personal care in those final hours, they will always be grateful.

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  • My sincere condolences to the entire Magi Family. I did not know her, but did have the pleasure of meeting her once upon a time. I know she was loved by all. May God bless you as you celebrate her life.
    All my love,
    Beth (Kocik)Lo and Family