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Doris Jean (Venters) Taylor
January 30, 1938 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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85 year old Mill Shoals resident, Doris Jean Taylor passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Jean was born January 30, 1938 to LeRoyal Ivan “Durb” and Mary Frances (Hiley) Venters in Ridgeway, Illinois. Jean married Bobby Gerald Taylor in Fairfield, IL on September 28, 1956 and he preceded her in death on July 28, 2020. Jean was a member of the Mill Shoals Missionary Baptist Church where she taught an adult Sunday School class for many years and served in a number of other capacities. She and Bobby operated “The Foddle House” in the early days of their marriage. She then went to work at Rex Filter in Barnhill. She worked as a book keeper for Combined Services Insurance Agency in Fairfield and for Tipps Steaming and Treating before retiring. She served as Mill Shoals Township Clerk for a number of years.
Jean enjoyed attending as many functions of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as possible, traveling anywhere that was needed to go. She enjoyed seeing her kid’s activities. She loved sitting around the kitchen table visiting and drinking coffee with anyone who was available. Jean and Bobby enjoyed square dancing and many hours of hosting lively games of “42” or Liverpool Rummy. If you were lucky enough to take part in some of these games, you know how fun and crazy it could get.
Jean is survived by her daughter; Fran (Jeff) Alexander of Carmi, IL. her son; Randy (Lori) Taylor of Crossville, IL. Grandchildren; Brandon (Sonia) Allen of Fairfield, Jeremy Allen of Carmi, Rachel (Kenneth) Allen of Madisonville, KY, Ryan (Stephanie) Taylor of Mill Shoals, Eric (Hope) Taylor of Liberty Hill, TX, Ryan Alexander of Florissant, Miss, and Justin Alexander of Evansville, IN, One brother; Bill (Ruth) Venters of Mill Shoals and one sister; Mary Frances Dagley of Buckhannon, WV. Great grandchildren; Payton, Bryce, Paizley, Kenzley, Ryleigh, Remington, Stetson, Finley, Evie.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother; Leroy and sister in law Joan Venters, sister; Ann and brother in law Jack Sarks and brother in law Boone Dagley.
Funeral services for Doris Jean Taylor will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will take place at Shrewsbury Cemetery in Mill Shoals, IL.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to service time.
Memorials may be made to the Wabash General Hospital or Residential Hospice and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com