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Taylor, Amanda Olive 1873-1933


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 4/18/2019 at 13:24:01

The Grinnell (Iowa) Herald
Aug. 11, 1933


Amanda Olive Taylor was born at Blue Point, April 1, 1873, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Farmer. She passed away at her home in Grinnell August 4. She grew to womanhood at Blue Point, where she was married to F.M. Taylor January 17, 1896. To this union two children were born, Francis Leland, who was killed about four years ago, and Floyd, who is at home. She leaves to mourn her loss in addition to her husband and son, two brothers, T.I. Farmer of Grinnell and John of Searsboro; three sisters, Mrs. George Smith of Grinnell, Mrs. Harve Wolcott of Reliance, South Dakota, and Mrs. Wiley McFarlin of Searsboro; and two grandchildren, Betty Jean and Dwight, children of her son, Leland, along with many other relatives and friends. One sister, Anne Johnson, passed away many years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor made their home in the Blue Point neighborhood until ten years ago, when they moved to Grinnell, where they have lived since. Mrs. Taylor endeared herself to neighbors and strangers alike by her kindly acts and willingness to help at all times. Although she has been suffering for several years, she has never allowed her own illness to interfere with her desire to share with others and to comfort and help whenever there was need.

Friday she spent the afternoon with friends and returned to her home early in the evening to rest a few moments before going to the home of her sister to spend the evening. After reading the evening paper she lay down to rest until her husband and son had finished reading. When her son went to her to ask if she were ready, he found that she had passed away in sleep.

Mrs. Taylor was converted 25 years ago in her old home church in Blue Point. She was a woman who always kept the bright side of life outside. To be in her presence you could not help but feel that life was worth while. She was always happy, laughing, joking, and had a good word to say about everyone, but back of all this was her ever constant reliance upon her Lord and Saviour in all her suffering. Her firm hold upon her Saviour was an inspiration to all who came and went from her home.

Her funeral was held in the Methodist church at Grinnell at 2 p.m., August 7, conducted by Rev. E.M. Gregson, pastor of the Little Mount Baptist church. Interment was in Hazelwood cemetery.


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