Phyllis Marie Taylor
  • Born on: February 4, 1929
  • Departed on: August 29, 2020
  • Resided in: Decorah, IA

Phyllis Marie Taylor

Phyllis Marie Taylor, 91, of Decorah, Iowa formerly of Newell/Storm Lake Iowa area, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 29th at Aase Haugen Senior Care Faculty.   A celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to COVID- 19.

Phyllis was born February 4, 1929 in Poland Township, Iowa to Roy Everett and Marie Frances Morris.  She married Wallace Arthur Taylor January 31, 1948 in Princeton Minnesota.  After raising their four children she spent most of her working career in occupations caring for other people.   She received a degree from Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg and worked with special needs adults in Sac City, MT Ayer and Decorah, Iowa before retiring in Newell, Iowa on their acreage.  She moved to Decorah in 2011 to help care for her husband in the nursing home.

She is survived  by her sister, Betty Miller of Ilion, New York; sister-in-laws,  Alpharetta Palaschak of Adrian, Minnesota and Jacquelleen (Bruce) Vatne of Mendota Heights, Minnesota; brother-in-law Arthur Roger Taylor of Brook Park, Minnesota; children, Allen (Marilee) Taylor of Decorah, Iowa, Susan (John) Marshall of Bloomington, Minnesota, David (Andrea) of Newell, Iowa and daughter-in-law Bonnie Taylor of Wayland, Iowa;  Grandchildren, Jason (Angela) Taylor, Ann (Brian) Wise, Christopher (Shirlee) Taylor, Bryon (Julie) Taylor, Nicole (Brandon) Brevig, Benjamin (Rebecca) Marshall, Thomas Marshall, Shane Marshall, Jeremy Taylor, Chad (Jenn Bovero) Taylor, Michelle Taylor Wilson, Sara (Thomas) Ptack, Adam (Amber) Taylor; 35 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great-Great Grandchildren, and extended family of generations of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Those who preceded her in death are her husband, Wallace Taylor, parents Roy and Marie Morris, son Richard Taylor, grandson Nathan Taylor, brother Richard and wife Shirley Morris, brother-in-law Paul Miller, sister-in-law Wanda and husband Wanda Drzycimski, Hazel and husband James Griffith, Florence and husband Loren, Siegersma, Colleen and husband Lonnie Leonard, Susan Taylor and brother-in-law Fred Palaschak and parents-in-laws Arthur and Lillie Taylor and step-mother-in-law Estella Graham Taylor.

Those who knew her well will miss her unselfish giving, positive attitude, genuine concern for those in need.  She would greet you with her warm smile and twinkling blue eyes.
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