Jean Taylor

Jean Taylor

Jean Louise (Burgess) Taylor died peacefully on March 13, 2015. Jean was a resident at the assisted living home, Allegan Country Estates, for the past six years.

Jean was born in Otsego on June 29, 1922 to her parents, Alpha and Esther (Stratton) Burgess.  Her only sibling, Beth Tallmadge Vote, survives and resides in Plainwell.

Jean graduated from Otsego High School in 1940.  The following year, she married Hugh A. Taylor, the boy next door, on February 25, 1941. They were a devoted, loving couple for 69 years.  Hugh preceded her in death on September 28, 2010.

Jean’s intermittent years of employment always seemed to involve cooking.  “The Coffee Shop”, a restaurant in Otsego that Hugh and Jean owned was the beginning of her cooking career.  She also cooked for the residents at the Alamo Nursing Home.  Her favorite job was managing and cooking in the cafeteria at Kal Equip in Otsego.

Jean’s favorite leisure activities were reading, crocheting, playing cards and traveling. She traveled with Hugh throughout the United States visiting family and friends.  She thoroughly enjoyed an annual hunting trip to Wyoming with family and lifelong friends.  Jean and her husband spent the winters in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada for twenty fun-filled retirement years.   Her summer months were spent with Hugh entertaining friends and family at their cabin in the woods near Indian River, Michigan.

Jean was a wonderful, caring mother to her four surviving children:  Jeanne (Richard) Burd of Silver Springs Shores, Florida, Hugh (Linda) Taylor of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, Pat Davis of Kalamazoo, and Mary (Kurt) Huston of Otsego.  She was blessed with eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and even a few great great grandchildren.   She also has one surviving brother-in-law, Ralph (Pat) Taylor of Tampa, Florida, along with several nieces and nephews. Jean had a wonderful ninety-two year life filled with love and happiness.

There will be a graveside service with the burial of Jean’s ashes alongside her beloved Hugh at The Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan.

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  1. Judy & Rich Haugh says:

    Jean was a gentle person, interested in everyone and everything! She will long be remembered! Our sympathies to her family.

  2. Pat "Leonard" Clingenpeel says:

    Family….Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. Your Mom was such a sweet woman. She is just a breath away, happy in her heavenly Father’s arms now.

    Sincerely,
    Pat “Burd” Clingenpeel

  3. Brad Burd says:

    Aunt Jeanne, you have my heartfelt condolences on your mothers passing. May God grant you peace knowing she is in his loving arms. God Bless and I miss you both. Love you guys….Brad!

  4. Jack Clark & Sue Morse says:

    Dear Jeanne, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. She will remain in your heart forever.

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