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Edith Taylor, 74

Posted: 18 April, 2012

Edith Taylor, 74 of Wakefield died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at her home.  Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor Garton officiating. Visitation will be Friday, 3-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Thompson Chapel in Wakefield.

Wakefield, NE   Edith Taylor, 74, died Wednesday April 18, 2012 at her residence. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield with Pastor Darwin Garton officiating. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7  p.m. Friday at Thompson Chapel Funeral Home  in Wakefield.
Edith Ann (Thompson) Taylor was born January 5, 1938 to parents Philo Pine and Gladys May (Penlerick) Thompson near Allen, Nebraska.  Edith attended the Allen Consolidated School and graduated in 1955.  She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Allen. Edith was presently a member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wakefield.
Edith was married to William E. Taylor and they resided in Wakefield where she was employed at Michael Foods.   Michael Foods was formerly the Milton G. Waldbaum Company where Edith began work on Dec. 9, 1959 and retired after 45 years on June 1, 2006.
She enjoyed bowling, knitting , camping, fishing in the earlier years. Her best joy was following the grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s endeavors. She especially enjoyed her attention with the great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters:  Patty and Doug Jensen, Rita and Joel Gustafson, all of Wakefield and Nancy and Les Vosteen of Cornlea, NE.  Also step daughter, Sharon and Donald Frese of Decatur, NE. Her brothers: Ross(Bonnie) Thompson of Sydney,NE, Merlyn(Jean) Thompson of Fremont,NE Norman(Mickey) Thompson of Kearney,NE. . Her sister, Betty Miner of Wakefield, and sisters-in-law: Janet Thompson of Wilbur, NE and Sandy Thompson of Sloan, IA.
Seven Grandchildren: Billie(Brian) Norton, Travis(Sarah) Birkley, Heather (John)Tinsley, Heath(Tiffany)Gustafson, Jessica(Griffin)Eby, Brandie(Jason)Gronenthal, Megan Haase
Six step-Grandchildren: Jeremy(Bobbie)Jensen, Linday(Mike)Bowersox, Therese(Dan)Magill, Penny Warren, Jimmy(Stephanie)Warren,  Thomas Keller
Great-grandchildren:  Mason and Emma Norton, Johnathan and Jacob Birkley, Chelsae and Jasmine Harris, Divon, Zephan, and Dazjah Tinsley, Shelby Pochup, Brianna and Mersadies Gustafson, Chayse and Tucker Eby, Caitlyn, Averi and Zoey Gronenthal, Blake and Ethan Haase and the children of Terry Taylor
Step-Great-grandchildren: Savannah Benstead, Matt Luschen, Blake and Logan Jensen, Carmella Ruelas, Dillon, Fackler, Lucas(Andrea) Meyer, Kristin(Marvin) Rodriqez, Brenna Warren, Ryan(Alyssa) Warren, Ashley Comtins, Jaden Peeden, Jarrvis Keller, Zane Keller, and the grandchildren of Terry Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William (2008) and parents,  Philo (1973) and Gladys  (1999), brothers Bobby, Manuel, Mike(2001), and Pat(2012) ,  an infant sister, Grandson Lance Vosteen(2001) Stepson Terry Taylor(1972), Step-granson Jerry Warren(2012).
Pallbearers: Grandchildren  Honorary Pallbearers: Great-grandchildren
Organist:Sherie Lundahl       Music, Congregation sings “The Old Rugged Cross”, “In The Garden” and  “Amazing Grace”            Soloist: Keith Boeckenhauer  sings  “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

Thompson Chapel  402-287-2633

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