Alice Louise Taylor, age 75 years, a resident of rural Ozark and a former resident of Marion and Sparta, passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, November 30, 2015, at 4:30 PM at her home.
Louise was born February 29, 1940 in Marion, Illinois. She was the third of four children born to Earl and Velma (Garner) Kelley.
On November 8, 1958, Louise was married to Charles Ray Taylor at Freedom Baptist Church in Marion. He survives.
Other survivors include: 2 daughters – Susan (Jerry) Newnum of Heber Springs, Arkansas and Christine (Darrell) Robinson of Thomasville, Georgia; 7 grandchildren – Darren (Rachel) Robinson of Royce City, Texas, Derrick (Courtenay) Robinson of Greenville, Ohio, Rob (Carrie) Williams of Marissa, Amber (Bob) Willis of Mt. Vernon, Cheyenne Crawford, Shayla Crawford and Nick Newnum all of Heber Springs, Arkansas; 5 great grandchildren – Hudson Robinson, Colby Willis, Miles Willis, Fisher Willis, and Trenton Williams; 2 sisters – Mary Sue (Jim) Parkhurst of Kinmundy and Cheryl (David) Gilley of Marion; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by a brother – James Earl Kelley.
Louise was a 1958 graduate of Marion High School. She also had attended the Southern Illinois University Vocational Technical Institute. Louise was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and making her own clothing. Louise is fondly remembered for her love of family and particularly cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Louise was a faithful and devoted member of the First Pentecostal Church in Ozark, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher in the nursery department as well as maintaining and updating the church prayer list.
A funeral service honoring the life of Alice Louise Taylor will be conducted Thursday afternoon, December 3, 2015, at 1 PM at the First Pentecostal Church in Ozark. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, east of Ozark.
Visitation will be conducted from 11 AM – 1 PM Thursday at the First Pentecostal Church, 90 Locust Road, Ozark, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the First Pentecostal Church (Building Fund), c/o Barry & Pam Treat, 2510 Ozark Road, Ozark, Illinois 62972.
To share a memory of Louise or to leave an online message of condolence for her family, please visitwww.baileyfh.com