Patricia A. Taylor

Patricia A. Taylor, age 79 of Highland, IL, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born September 21, 1936, in Gorham, IL, the daughter of Percy and Clara (nee Van Pelt) Kreuzer.

On June 26, 1954, she married Charles W. Taylor, Jr. who survives.

She was a member of Mosaic Church. She was also a member of Greater Carlyle Bowling Association; Highland Country Club; former member of First Baptist Church.

Pat was born and grew up in Jackson County. She graduated from Gorham High School in 1954. She lived in Collinsville, IL, Sandridge, IL, and move to Highland, IL in 1966. She had a winter home in Okeechobee, Florida for the last 26 years. She had worked for Gano’s Department Store in Highland. She loved to bowl; had a 300 game; and participated in local and state tournaments. She enjoyed golfing. She received trophies in both. She liked to go fishing with her husband (Bass and Crappie). She enjoyed watching birds. Spending time with her children and grandchildren were very important to her.

Survivors include :
Husband – Charles W. “Chuck”, ” Taylor Jr., Highland, IL
Son – Rick E. (Cyndie) Taylor, Highland, IL
Daughter – Deborah M. (Chris) Lanter, Carlyle, IL
Daughter – Linda L. (Mike) Shelton, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Tom L. J. (Sarah) Taylor, Nashville, IL
Grandchild – Derrick A. (Ailee) Taylor, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Nicole R. (Shane) Simmons, Decatur, IL
Grandchild – Brian C. (Special Friend Shanon Lautiner) Lanter, Okawville, IL
Grandchild – Steven P. (Kristine) Lanter, Carlyle, IL
Grandchild – Joshua M. (Significant Other Samantha Nesbitt) Shelton, St. Rose, IL
Great Grandchild – Alvia Taylor, Staunton, IL
Great Grandchild – Lucy Taylor, Staunton, IL
Great Grandchild – Faith Taylor, Staunton, IL
Great Grandchild – Ben Taylor, Nashville, IL
Great Grandchild – Charlotte Taylor, Nashville, IL
Great Grandchild – Carsolo Simmons, Decatur, IL
Great Grandchild – Ava Lanter, Carlyle, IL
Sister – Mary (Howard “Butch”) Schroeder, Herrin, IL
Sister – Priscilla Kreuzer, Murphysboro, IL
Brother – Alvin (Doris) Kreuzer, Murphysboro, IL

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Percy A. Kreuzer
Mother – Clara E. Kreuzer nee Van Pelt
Daughter – Mary Taylor – Stillborn in 1955
Sister – Violet Summer
Sister – Connie Easterly

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

A Private Memorial service will be at Mosaic Church in Highland, IL.

Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.