Liberty Twp. – LuAnn Taylor, 83, was called home Sunday morning, Jan. 13, to abide in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 139. She found comfort in knowing her Lord was acquainted with all her ways.
LuAnn was born March 29, 1935 in Youngstown. She was the daughter of Joseph Check, who immigrated from Czechoslovakia, and Leah Collett. Both preceded her in death. LuAnn had no siblings.
She lived a rich and bountiful life, with a wide range of experiences from her childhood and beyond. She had relatives in the Czech Republic as well as country dwellers in Zanesville, Ohio. LuAnn loved the outdoors and warm weather. She enjoyed working out in her yard and especially enjoyed her rose bushes. She loved each and every grandchild and all of her great-grandchildren very deeply. Her walls were covered with pictures of all those she loved.
LuAnn was the 1953 Valedictorian of Liberty High School. She had a life-time friendship with several of her class-mates, and would get together on occasion for a luncheon or dinner.
LuAnn was a self-taught artist and created beautiful, unique oil paintings that delighted so many over the years. Most were created for family and friends, and some were sold during art shows where they were on display. Her paintings will continue to display the beauty she expressed from her heart.
LuAnn was a long-time member of Pleasant Valley Church, where she developed close relationships with other believers in Christ. She was actively involved in a Bible Study group and volunteered to serve whenever she could.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, William B. Taylor, Jr., whom she married May 15, 1954; her eldest son, William B. (Donna) Taylor III, Girard; her daughters, Jeri L. Taylor, Cortland, Leslee L. Smith, Girard, and Michael L. (Cheryl) Taylor, Liberty. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and her beloved cat, “Binky.”
Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1 pm, on Friday, January 18, with the celebration of life service to follow at 1 pm, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
Entombment will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park.
Selby-T. J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
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