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Mary E. (nee Rodgers) Taylor, 81, of Leesburg Station Road, Volant, Springfield Township, Mercer County, died the afternoon of Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare.
Mary was born in Wilmington Township, Mercer County, to the late Russell and Margaret Garrett Rodgers.
She married Gerald Clayton Taylor on April 22, 1961, and he survives at the residence.
Mary was a graduate of Wilmington Area High School in 1954 and later worked at Depositor's National Bank.
She was an active member of the New Wilmington Christian Missionary Alliance Church and was president of the Women's Missionary Prayer Fellowship.
Her church and her family were a big part of her life and she enjoyed attending Christian Women meetings.
She had a great interest in coloring books for adults, square dancing and playing games with family and friends.
In addition to her husband, Gerald, survivors include a daughter, Rhonda (James) Cameron; a son, Brian (Elaine) Taylor, all of New Wilmington; two sisters, Jean (Harold) Shannon of New Wilmington and Sally Rodgers (Jim) Held of Pittsburgh; a brother, Allan (Eileen) Rodgers of New Wilmington; a sister-in-law, Brenda Rodgers of New Wilmington; and five grandchildren, Alexandra (Joshua) Schroder of New Wilmington, Hunter and Mia Taylor, and Jessica and Kayla Cameron.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wayne Rodgers.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the compassion and care given to Mary and her family by Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, PA 16142.
The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Grusendorf, pastor of the Alliance Church, officiating.
Interment will follow at White Chapel Cemetery, Wilmington Township, Mercer County.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the New Wilmington Missionary Alliance Church, New Castle Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142.
Published on July 14, 2017
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