Jean D. Taylor

Jean D. Taylor

Jean Doris Taylor passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home in Cooper Township.

She was born March 3, 1925 in Zeeland the daughter of George and Emma (Beld) Pyle. Jean served her country in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. She graduated from Western Normal and enjoyed reading, researching genealogy and providing kitty retirement heaven to many beloved cats. Jean lived out her Christian faith in the way she showed love to her family. On December 9, 1949 in Kalamazoo she married Gene Taylor who passed away in 2016.

Surviving are her daughter, Carol (Jim) Dennis of Plainwell; son-in-law, Phillip Harpootlian of Simpsonville, SC; grandchildren, Aaron (Rebekah) Dennis, Nathan Dennis, Ryan Dennis and Andrew Harpootlian and great-grandchildren, Alex, Hannah, Addison and Jasmine Dennis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant sister, Lorraine Pyle and recently her daughter, Sandra on February 23, 2017.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, April 14, 2017 at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park North in Kalamazoo.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Jean may be made to Immanuel Fellowship Church of Kalamazoo or to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

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  1. Carolyn Jordan says:

    Carol, how my heart aches for you & your family during this tremendously sad time. Please know that my prayers of comfort are with you. May the love of God enfold you & the presence of God watch over you.

  2. Birdie Hoikka says:

    Larry and I were so sorry to hear about your mom. Your mom and dad were the best neighbors anyone could hope for and we feel truly blessed to have lived next door to your family for 8 years. We were not aware of the loss of your sister Sandy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May this coming Easter and the promise of the resurrection help ease your sorrow.

  3. Mike & Chris VanDenBerg says:

    Sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.

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