Elsie Darlene Taylor, 79, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 11:45 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2021, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.
Elsie was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Philadelphia, Mo., to Hubert F. and Cleo L. Stratton Meyers. She was married to Ira “Buck” Taylor on July 29, 1961, in Durham, Mo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 2004.
Survivors include her son, Greg F. Taylor (Mary), Hannibal, Mo.; brothers, Dwayne C. Meyers and Earl D. Meyers (Bonnie), Palmyra; grandchildren, Joshua F. Taylor (Mariah), Shelby L. Wheeler (Bobby) and Skyler E. Newton; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Elsie was the kind of person you wanted for a friend. She was spunky, outgoing and loved to spend days out with her girlfriends. She enjoyed shopping with friends, hitting up the sales, going to the Amish store and was always on the lookout for strawberry glassware which she avidly collected for many years.
As a wife and homemaker, Elsie took great pride in cooking for her family. She made a fantastic meatloaf, and her family often looked forward to her roast beef.
A hard worker, she spent 13 years in customer service for Big Lots in Hannibal.
Elsie loved to give back to the community so she could often be found volunteering at the Palmyra Food Pantry, Maple Lawn Nursing Home, and at First Christian Church.
Elsie was a strong Christian woman who cherished the time she spent with family and friends.
She was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Palmyra.
A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Pastor Mark Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers will be Shelby Wheeler, Bobby Wheeler, David Meyers, Bart Meyers, Skyler Newton, Joshua Taylor and Mariah Taylor.
Friends and family are invited to Elsie’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Memorials be made to First Christian Church of Palmyra.