The Pryor Times


July 11, 2013

Obituary- Taylor

Funeral services for Virginia “Tommie” (Croft) Taylor, 77, Pryor, are 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, at The First Church of God, Pryor.  Pastors Andrew Rehbein and Kenneth Gable will officiate and burial will follow at Graham Memorial Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Chouteau to William and Flossie (Blankenship) Croft.  She died July 9 in Tulsa.

Taylor was a lifetime resident of the Chouteau and Pryor area, except while traveling with her husband during his 21-year military career.  She was married to Charles Taylor on April 19, 1963, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was a member of the First Church of God for 40 years.  She was a faithful volunteer at the church, especially “The Picnic Program for Shut-Ins,” which she helped start. She also belonged to the Red Hat Society, Chouteau chapter, and the Gideon Auxiliary of Mayes County. She enjoyed watching her son play sports both in high school and college.  She enjoyed traveling doing seamstress work and spending time with her family.

Taylor is survived by husband Charles of the home; son Dustin Taylor of Tulsa; grandchildren Noah Taylor and Joe Shocklee both of Tulsa; two brothers, James Croft and wife Diane of Chouteau and Forrest Croft of California; five sisters, Billie Wishard of Chouteau, Wilma Lynch and husband Richard of Chouteau, Linda Moon and husband Bill of Pryor, Jane Myer of California and Sue Atchley and husband Jerry of Chouteau; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at Stephens Memorial Chapel.

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