Betty A. Taylor

  • BORN: January 15, 1924
  • DIED: November 16, 2012
  • LOCATION: Leesburg, Ohio

Betty A. Taylor, age 88, of Leesburg, passed away Friday afternoon, November 16, 2012 at her home surrounded by her children. She was born January 15, 1924, in New Petersburg, to the late Harley and Pauline (Perie) Tompkins. In 1947, she married Joe Taylor, who passed away in 1996. In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Long; a grandson, Barney Long; her brother, Harold Tompkins and sisters Ruth Ellen Smith, Jane Rhonemus, Isabel Baldwin, Sara Paulson, Donna Jean Tompkins and Bertie Lou Tompkins. A mother, grandmother and homemaker, Betty was a lifelong resident of Highland County and graduated from Fairfield High School in Leesburg in 1942. She was a forty-five year member and Past Matron of Leesburg Chapter #57 Order of the Eastern Star and served as Grand Representative of Florida in 1989-1990. She was a member of the Leesburg Friends Church, The United Society of Friends Women, and the Questing Quakers Sunday School Class. Betty was proud of her Quaker Heritage and belonged to the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, and the First Families and Second Families of Highland County. In previous years she participated in the Highland County Historical Society, Highland County Republican Central Committee, Wednesday Club, Altruistic Society and was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Linda Taylor and Steve and Debbie Taylor, all of Leesburg; her daughter Tracy Taylor of Leesburg; four grandsons, Marcus Taylor, Ryan (Melissa) Taylor, Nick Long and JP Napier; a granddaughter, Tiffany (Clint) Taylor; a great grandson, Braxton Taylor; four great granddaughters, Aubrey Taylor, Madison Taylor, Mason Taylor and Elana Napier; a sister, Mary Ann (Fred) Fearing of Hudson, Massachusetts; a son-in-law, Danny Long; a special cousin, Gene (Jean) Dixon; an aunt, Lorene Perie; a nephew, Don (Helen) Smith; two nieces, Brenda Cornett and Shari (Jim) Gaffney; four great nieces and several nieces and nephews by marriage. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Leesburg Friends Church. Pastor John Fitzgerald will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hardin's Creek Cemetery at Bridges. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the church and again from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Eastern Star Services will take place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leesburg Friends Church Organ Fund, c/o Lois Worley, 8604 Rosher Road, Leesburg, Ohio 45135 or the Fairfield Alumni Association, P.O. Box 500, Leesburg, Ohio 45135.


Visitation
  • November 20, 2012
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Leesburg Friends Church
  • 149 South Street
  • Leesburg, OH 45135
  • (937) 780-9375
  • Get Directions
Eastern Star Services
  • November 20, 2012
    7:00 PM
  • Leesburg Friends Church
  • 149 South Street
  • Leesburg, OH 45135
  • (937) 780-9375
  • Get Directions
Visitation
  • November 21, 2012
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Leesburg Friends Church
  • 149 South Street
  • Leesburg, OH 45135
  • (937) 780-9375
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • November 21, 2012
    11:00 AM
  • Leesburg Friends Church
  • 149 South Street
  • Leesburg, OH 45135
  • (937) 780-9375
  • Get Directions

Condolences

“ Enjoyed visits as a child to visit Uncle Joe, Aunt Betty, & family. My sympathy to your family. ”

Posted by: Jean Taylor - San Diego, CA

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