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Shirley Mae Taylor

May 26, 1937 March 21, 2020
Shirley Mae Taylor
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Obituary for Shirley Mae Taylor

Peoria-Shirley Mae Taylor, 82, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 5:19 AM on Saturday March 21, 2020 at OSF Medical Center.

Shirley was born on May 26, 1937 in East Peoria, IL to Ambers and Birdie (Gibbs) Nelson. They preceded her in death as well as one sister and four brothers. On February 28, 1957 Shirley married Howard D. Taylor and they spent 41 years of marriage together raising their three children prior to his passing October of 1998.

She is survived by her three children, Jeff (Suzanne) Taylor of Peoria, Lisa Taylor Hansen of Peoria, Greg (Karyn) Taylor of Boise, ID; eight grandchildren, Justin, Alexandria, Isabella, Martin (Mallory), Amber (Todd), Natalie (Tyler), Abbey, and Emily, as well as six great-grandchildren.

Throughout her career she was a Bookkeeper at The Taylor Shop, an Office Manager/ Bookkeeper for a Law Firm in Florida, ending her career working as a Receptionist at KLR Designs. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her bridge club friends. More than anything she treasured the time spent with her family.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials in Shirley’s honor may be made to Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois or the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Memorial.

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Memorial Contribution

Susan G. Komen

Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois


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