Marjorie Taylor, 98

Marjorie B. (Garrison) Ross Taylor, 98, of Huntington, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Tipton Place in Huntington.

There will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial will be beside Kenneth Ross in Friends Cemetery in Wabash County at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to Indiana State USBS Youth Association, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.

Marjorie was born on Jan. 1, 1919, in Wabash County, the daughter of Joseph R. Garrison and Clara A. (Miller) Garrison. She graduated from Linlawn High School in Wabash in 1935. Marjorie married Kenneth J. Ross on Jan. 17, 1948, in Warsaw; he preceded her in death on May 26, 1981. She married Milford W. Taylor on Dec. 16, 1983, in Monticello; he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2000.

She was employed with the General Tire and Rubber Company, Wabash IN, and The Perfection Musical Strings Company, Cedar Lake. Marjorie had a zest for life; she enjoyed time spent with family and friends and was a true sports enthusiast. She was extremely passionate about Notre Dame football and she spent 35 years bowling in the women’s state and national championships. Marjorie enjoyed traveling and camping throughout the years, with her children and grandchildren often in tow.  She also enjoyed playing dice with every generation of her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Julia A. (Parks) Hamilton of Huntington; a sister, Loretta (Garrison) Owens of North Manchester; a daughter-in-law, Juanita J. Smithee of Montgomery, Ala.; a son-in-law, Duane A. Spring of Largo, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a son, Jimmy E. Smithee; a daughter, Nancy E.  (Parks) Spring, and three sisters Thelma (Garrison) Brown, Gertrude (Garrison) Burkhardt, Mary (Garrison) Wolfrum Harnish.

Please sign the online guestbook at Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Marjorie B. Taylor.


Posted on 2017 Nov 21