Redmond, Judyth

Judyth Diann Redmond

April 14, 1945 - June 6, 2022

Judyth (Judy) Diann Redmond, age 77, of University Park, IL passed away on June 6, 2022, in Plano, Texas. She was born on April 14, 1945, to SallyAnn (McDuffie) and David Rogers in New York. 

On May 17, 1969, Judy married her soul mate John Allen Redmond in South Windsor, Connecticut. 

Judy, although small in stature, had a giant-sized personality and an incredible spirit. She was a lifelong teacher – in the classroom, at the gym, in the community and of course, at home. Gymnastics gave her a deep sense of purpose. Judy was a gymnastics club owner, coach, judge, USA Gymnastics administrator and consultant. In each of these roles, Judy was committed to the holistic development of young athletes, the pursuit of excellence and the continued growth of gymnastics as a sport. 

Beyond gymnastics, she will be remembered for her strong and deep connections to people. Her big heart, listening ear, endless advice and compassion for others will be deeply missed. 

Judy is survived by her three children, John Redmond Jr. and his wife, Deirdra of Frisco, Texas, Jennifer Hunter and her husband, Malvin of Midlothian, Virginia, Jill Redmond of Henrico, Virginia; four grandchildren, Taylor Redmond, Quinn Redmond, Matthew Hunter and Michael Hunter and many other loving relatives and friends. 

Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John Allen Redmond Sr., her parents, SallyAnn McDuffie and David Rogers and her sister, Janyce Rogers. 

A ‘celebration of life’ will be hosted at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, IL on Sunday, July 24, 2022.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to The Redmond Family Endowment at Springfield College (www.springfield.edu/gift), John and Judy’s alma mater. Under “Designation” select “Other”, then enter “Redmond Family Endowment”.  The fund, established to continue John and Judy’s legacy, as well as their commitment to education, awards scholarships to students in the physical education major. 

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My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Judy, and especially to her family and close friends. She did so much for so many and her legacy lives on. Viola Baecher, July 3, 2022 Judy was a great teacher and friend to our granddaughter and us. I’m sure she was an inspiration to our kids at Midwest. She will be missed. Regards, The Ventura Family Mr and Mrs Tony, Judy Ventura, July 2, 2022 I knew Judy through my wife Dianne Durham. Judy and John were very supportive of Dianne as a gymnast, coach, club owner and judge. After Dianne passed away Judy would reach out to me many times to see how I was doing. Her concern and kind heart were qualities that I admired about her. I will always have fond memories of her. Tom Drahozal, June 28, 2022 Judy was a great lady and helped our family immensely. She will be missed greatly! TERRY ALLIE, June 26, 2022 Mrs. Judy will always hold a special place in the hearts of my entire family. She was a natural teacher, firm, fierce, intelligent and loving. She will be truly missed and thought of often. To her family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal. Vanessa Amanatidis, June 25, 2022 Very sorry for the loss of your mom. She is in a better place now. GOD makes no mistakes. HE needed a beautiful flower for HIS beautiful garden. Love and prayers 
Rosalind Willett, June 24, 2022 Thank you for such Kind and comforting words of encouragement when I lost my husband! I will always treasure our conversations. You will be missed, our Angel in Heaven, until we meet again. Rest well, I Love you, Tammy
tamara singleton, June 21, 2022 You will be missed. By far one of the most amazing and supportive women I have ever known in my life. I will never forget the support you gave me. Joshua Wheatley, June 20, 2022 Thank you for your contribution and dedication to the sport of gymnastics! You will be deeply missed! Claudia Stevenson , June 18, 2022 Judy was an amazing member of the gymnastics community in Illinois. While I appreciate her contributions in the professional world, I am honored to say, and personally grateful, that she was also a friend as well. Thank you for sharing her with us and I will often think of her. Brooke, June 17, 2022