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Kathleen M. TAYLOR
07-22-1935 — 04-29-2009
 
Kathleen McNeil Taylor, 73, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Sheridan County Long Term Care, Hoxie.  She was born
July 22, 1935, in Hoxie, to Ad G. and Mildred Montgomery Smith.  She married Marvin D. Taylor on August 21, 1953 in the First Presbyterian Church in Hoxie.

 

Kathleen was a lifelong lover of learning.  She began her education in the Hoxie school system, and continued at Kansas State University, graduating with a BS in Elementary Education.  After she and Marvin graduated from college, they returned to Hoxie.  Marvin began farming with his father and brother, and Kathleen taught 3rd grade in Hoxie Elementary School.  After teaching for six years, she became a full-time mother to Jeannine, Neil, and Daniel, and devoted her time to her family, church, and community.

 

She was active in the Presbyterian Church as an elder, Sunday school teacher, member and officer of Presbyterian Women, and served on many committees.  She was a charter member of Friends of Sheridan County Library, served on the Library Board of Trustees, and as the governor’s appointee to the Northwest Kansas Library System Board, as further evidence of her commitment to continual learning.  Kathleen was also a life member of the Sheridan County Historical Society.

 

She was proceeded in death by her parents and her sister Judith Ann.  She is survived by her husband Marvin, of the home; sons Neil and wife, Jolene, of Overland Park, KS, and Dan and wife Stacey of Olathe, KS; daughter Jeannine and her partner, Jeff, of Kansas City, MO, and his son Jamie; five grandchildren:  Catherine, Anna, Scott, Matthew, and Emma Taylor; and siblings Charles M. (Monty) of Bullhead City, AZ, and Margy Wentz and husband Tom, of Pasadema, CA.

 

Services will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 3 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, Hoxie, with burial following at the Hoxie Cemetery.  Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, with the family receiving friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, Hoxie.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Hoxie, Sheridan County Historical Society or Sheridan County Library.

 

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”  --Rabindranath Tagore

 

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