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Taylor, Margaret Jeanette

d. August 14, 2011

Margaret Jeanette Taylor, age 80, of Cantrall, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Regency Nursing Home in Springfield. She is survived by: three daughters; Kathy (John) Landis of Charlotte, NC, Vicki Taylor of Springfield, IL & Jody (Wade) Meteer of Athens, IL; and one Son – Timothy (Sandra) Taylor of Cantrall, IL; one brother; Robert Croft Sr. of Athens, IL one sister Joann Montgomery of Athens, IL; ten grandchildren & ten great-grandchildren & one great-great grandchild; several nieces & nephews & cousins. Mrs. Taylor was born September 10, 1930, in Middletown, IL the daughter of Thomas and Helen Ackerman Croft of Athens. Margaret married Thomas Herbert Taylor in Athens in 1948. They had been married for 55 years until his death on January 7, 2003. She is also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Donovan & Delmar Croft; two sisters, Charlene Tomlin & Naomi Gene Jones. She was a member of West Side Christian Church where she was a member of the Stephen Ministry and the Church Choir. She also served as a Sunday School Teacher and Greeter. Margaret graduated from Athens High School in May 1948. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens and where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM. Rev. Vaughn Beeman will be officiating. Burial will be at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens. Memorials: Charity of Choice.

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  1. May happy memories replace the sadness in your heart. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. With Heartfelt Condolences, Della & Jamie McKnelly

  2. Margaret was a wonderful lady and I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the many opportunities we had to serve together at West Side. I especially remember those “greeter at the front door” days when we were in the Welcome Center. She was so gracious! Her commitment to Stephen Ministry was exceptional, also. Praying for comfort and peace to surround your family as you mourn her physical loss here on earth but rejoice in her heavenly reunion!

  3. Jody & Wade,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things in this life to go through. (My folks are both gone now.)

    Be comforted that she is in a much better place now, and that her love for you and your family will live in your hearts forever.

    God Bless you and comfort you.

    Bob & Patty Engel

  4. May God surround you with his peace and comfort as you remember the life of your mother. We are praying for you. Love in Christ, Mark & Mary Grant

  5. Tim and Sandi, Patty and I are so sorry to hear about your Mother. My Dad passed away 5 months ago and I am still grieving his loss. Your family is in our prayers.

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