Archive for Wednesday, August 9, 2000

Althea Taylor

August 9, 2000


Funeral services for Althea Taylor, 76, Baldwin City, will be Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ives Chapel in Baldwin City. Pastor Shirley Edgerton will officiate.

Mrs. Taylor died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born to Daisy Grace and Field Albin in Downey, Mo., on March 24, 1924. She grew up and attended school in Medicine Lodge.

On April 6, 1940, she married Roy C. Taylor in Baxter County, Ark. They were married 22 years before his death on September 18, 1978. During their marriage, they lived in Portland, Ore. and Mountain Home, Ark., before settling in the Baldwin City area in the spring of 1952.

She worked for fourteen years as a cook for the Baldwin City Grade School and then as a part-time cook for Baker University. She enjoyed old movies, reading and had a strong knowledge of astronomy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and four brothers: Lloyd Day, Bill White, Norvel White and Orville White.

She is survived by two daughters: Margaret Ann Pollard and her husband, D.L., Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Cheryl Robinson and her husband, Stan, Baldwin City; three sons, Gary Taylor and his wife, Roxy; Mike Taylor; Ike Taylor and his wife, Darlene, all of Baldwin City; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She will lie in state today after 9 a.m. at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin City, where visitation will be this evening from 7-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin Care Center in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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