Lucille Louise Taylor, age 96 years of Niles, Michigan died at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Buchanan Meadows in Buchanan, Michigan following an extended illness.
She was born on October 1, 1920 in Dowagiac, Michigan to Clyde and Maude (Williams) Moore. She was graduated from Niles High School, and has lived here most of her life. She was first employed in the office of the former United Dairies, and then at the William F. Alford Company, both in Niles. She worked for many years in the office of Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles.
Louise was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where she also participated in the women’s activities; and was a member of the ladies’ auxiliary to the Niles Lions Club, the Lioness Club. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, had visited Canada several times, and one trip to Hawai’i. She also enjoyed needlework, and was well-known for her cooking and baking, including a special chiffon cake. She always found great delight in visiting with children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On September 28, 1941 in Niles she married Bryce B. Taylor with whom she celebrated the remarkable Sixty-eighth Anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on February 25, 2010. She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Amanda Tack and by five brothers.
Surviving family includes her daughters, Carole (& Richard) Wilcox of Kingwood, Texas, Kay Taylor of Niles, Connie (& Charles) Tack of Warsaw, Indiana, and Candace (& Nash) Hester of Elizabethtown, North Carolina; grandchildren James Wilcox, John Wilcox, Jeremy (& Dixie) Tack, Brian (& Olivia) Tack, Molly Wuchner, and Melissa Hester; great-grandchildren Ethan, Evan, and Ellie Wilcox, Madeline, Clara, Isaac, Lydia, Everett, and Ava Tack, and Joel, Davis, and Jordan Wuchner; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Louise Taylor will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles with the Rev. Cathi Huvaere of the church officiating. The family is gathering privately, earlier, for interment at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles. Contributions in memory of Louise may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar Street, Niles, Michigan 49120.