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Taylor, Marilyn 1930-1997

TAYLOR, GAMBLE, GRANQUIST

Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 5/30/2008 at 20:49:53

FUNERAL MONDAY AT FIRST PLYMOUTH PRESBYTERIAN Church of Christ

Marilyn Taylor, 66, of rural LeMars, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at her residence.

Mrs. Taylor, the former Marilyn Ann Gamble, was born Dec. 5, 1930, at Wayne, Neb., the daughter of R. Lyle and Anna (Granquist) Gamble. She spent her childhood years in Wayne and graduated from Wayne High School. She then attended Wayne State Teachers College. On July 15, 1951, she married Ralph Taylor at Wayne, Neb. The couple has lived on the farm west of LeMars for many years.

She was a member of First Plymouth Presbyterian Church. She was an ordained elder of the church, a Sunday school teacher and church organist. She was active in the United Presbyterian Women of the church, and was chosen in 1997 as a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA. She had attended the Walk to Emmaus and had been a moderator of the Presbyterial Synodical Board.

Mrs. Taylor was an accomplished pianist and vocalist, singing in many area musicals and soloing at many events. She was also active in the Plymouth County Singers organization.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Debra Stoos of Omaha, Neb., Lisa and her husband, James Greenfield, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jill Taylor and her husband, Steve Oetken of Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers and their wives, Stanley and Anna Gamble of Elkton, Va., Lyle and Joyce Gamble of Seward, Neb., and Bill and Pat Gamble of Broken Bow, Neb.; a sister, Janice and her husband, Loren Ellis of Wayne, Neb.; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lori Tooker in 1995; a sister, Lois, and two brothers, Kenneth and Darrell.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at First Plymouth Presbyterian Church, rural LeMars, with the Rev. Randy Knuth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church. The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of LeMars is in charge of arrangements.

~Source: LeMars Daily Sentinel, Monday, March 24, 1997


 

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