Nancy M. (Watson) Taylor, 88

Nancy M. (Watson) Taylor, 88, North Manchester, passed away on Feb. 8, 2022, at Peabody Healthcare in North Manchester.

The daughter of James L. and Alma L. (Roark) Watson, Nancy was born on June 25, 1933, in Youngstown, Ohio.

A 1951 Central High School graduate, Nancy went on to study at Manchester College. On May 5, 1952, Nancy married James C. Taylor and the two welcomed three sons, Ned, Tim and Patrick. She returned to Manchester College to work at Funderburg Library for over 25 years.

Nancy loved to travel, especially internationally, and enjoyed regular correspondence with friends and family. She was also a member of a singing quartet early in her life. Nancy’s love for service led her to join service clubs including The Order of the Eastern Star, Ivy Chapter No.69 and Tri-Kappa. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church in North Manchester.

Nancy was an avid supporter of her children and grandchildren and made numerous trips to The Firehouse to enjoy her grandson’s band, The Dead Records. She also enjoyed going out to eat with her numerous friend circles.

The loving memory of Nancy M. Taylor will be forever cherished by her sons, Ned (Margaret) Taylor, Milford, and Tim (Jenny) Taylor, North Manchester; grandchildren, Katie Taylor, Amy (Jeff) Johnston, Aaron Taylor, Amanda (Jose) Delgado and Abby (Ryan) Layman; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Taylor; parents, James L. and Alma L. (Roark) Watson; one son, Patrick Taylor, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 23, 1994; one brother, Raymond C. Watson; and two sisters, Helen Flannigan and Lola LaBrund.

Family and friends may call Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling Saturday, Feb. 12, at 1:00 p.m. The Order of the Eastern Star, Ivy Chapter No.69 and Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.

Burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Nancy M. Taylor, memorial contributions may be made to The Ivy Chapter No.69 OES, 310 E. Mill St., Urbana, IN 46990 or Tri-Kappa P.O. Box 2, North Manchester, IN 46962.

The family of Nancy M. Taylor has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

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Posted on 2022 Feb 10