Mildred I. Taylor, 85, of Wadestown, died Friday (March 10, 2017) at her residence.
She was born March 31, 1931, at Wadestown, a daughter of the late Russell Price and Orpha Cross Tennant.
She spent four years in the home of Ray and Nell Thomas as an adolescent.
She was married to Thomas G. Taylor on March 23, 1949, who precedes her in death on Aug. 31, 1990.
Mildred was known for her meticulous sewing skills as she sewed for many women in the Wadestown area in the '60s and '70s. She worked a short time at the drapery factory in Mannington, but spent most of her years as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader and loved to go to yard sales. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and her cats, Bear and Buddy.
She was a member of the West Warren Baptist Church in Wadestown.
Surviving are one son, Thomas G. Taylor Jr. of Monongah; one daughter and husband, Karen Larew and Marvin of Wadestown; grandchildren, Christina Rice and Jason of Enterprise, Tracy Taylor of Los Angeles, Charity Smerdell and Tommy Shumiloff of Wana, Travis Taylor and Tammie of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Justin Taylor of Fairmont and Dakota Taylor and Danielle of Monongah; one brother, Joseph Tennant and his wife Sheila of Wadestown; sister-in-law, Rosalee Riggs of Wadestown; sister-in-law, Margaret Price of Morgantown; sister-in-law, Mary Dale Price of Blacksville; stepsister, Doris Simpson of Wana; several nieces and nephews; Vic Wise and Regina Wise Myers, who were like siblings to her; and a special friend, Melanie Estel.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George Price, Russell Price Jr., and Lawrence Price; one sister, Shirley Mace; one stepbrother, Hershel Tennant; and three stepsisters, Aldine Johnson, Louise Hibbs and Martha Jane Gallagher.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Tennant Funeral Home, 2678 Hornet Highway, Hundred. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Bob Scharnhorst and Pastor Larry Harker officiating. Interment will follow in the Wadestown Cemetery.
Published on March 12, 2017