Edith E. Taylor – Whittington, IL

Edith E. Taylor, 99, of Whittington, IL passed away Thursday morning, October 3, 2019 at Helia HealthCare Center in Benton.

She was born in Franklin County, IL on March 21, 1920, the daughter of Albert & Ethel (Kirk) Erwin.
She married Kenneth Taylor on December 4, 1937 in Benton, and he preceded her in death on January 26, 1969.

Mrs. Taylor was saved at Hazel Dell Free WIll Baptist Church in 1955. She was a member of the Benton First Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by her children, Carole Jean Rea, and husband David, of Benton, IL, Sandra Taylor, of Whittington and William “Bill” Taylor, of Whittington; grandchildren Diana Ing, and husband Keith, of Benton, Brian Taylor, and husband Scott, of Benton, Heath Taylor, of Whittington, Chrissy Miller, and husband Bryan, of Sesser, IL and Beth Thompson, of Arizona; granddaughter-in-law Marsha Rea, of Whittington and 12 great grand-children and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, husband, by a son, Kenneth Dale Taylor, by a grandson-Monte Rea, by a sister, Gladys Mendenhall and by brothers, Charles Erwin, Harold Erwin and John Clark, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 7th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Kent Dunford officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
For those who wish Memorials may be made to the Benton First Free Will Baptist Church.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com

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