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Jo Ann Taylor

April 24, 1929 - November 21, 2017

Long time Educator, Jo Ann Taylor, 88, passed peacefully at Ball Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Mrs. Taylor lived independently at her home of many years until the last few days before her passing.

Mrs. Taylor was born to Ralph and Viola (Collins) St. Myer (Smith) on April 24, 1929 in Muncie.…READ MORE

Long time Educator, Jo Ann Taylor, 88, passed peacefully at Ball Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Mrs. Taylor lived independently at her home of many years until the last few days before her passing.

Mrs. Taylor was born to Ralph and Viola (Collins) St. Myer (Smith) on April 24, 1929 in Muncie. Oldest of four children, Viola Jo Ann, Jim, Jean (West), and Jerry. She took both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ball State University.

Prior to retirement she taught English in the Muncie Public School system for 25 years at McKinley Middle School and later at Wilson Middle. During this time she also proudly served as a reserve officer for the Muncie Police Department. Her great joy was her grandchildren, flower gardening, and genealogical research. In pursuit of these interests she was a member of several historical societies and served as secretary to the local chapter of Colonial Dames.

She is survived by her son Bill Taylor, Jr. and wife Shirley of Atlanta, GA: brother Jim St. Myer and wife Roxanna of Muncie; grandchildren – Chad Morton and wife Rikki of Muncie; Lee Anne Thompson and husband Chris of Kansas City, MO; Patrick Taylor and wife Christy of Phoenix, AZ; Charles Taylor and wife Diana of El Paso, TX; and Stephanie Pritchard of Hiram, GA. 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Bill Taylor, Sr. of Eaton and her daughter Jane (Taylor) Morton of Muncie.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Meeks Mortuary, Washington Street Chapel. Interment will be with her husband at Union Cemetery in Eaton.

Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary, Washington Street Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Pallbearers will be her beloved grandsons, Patrick Taylor, Chad Morton, Charles Taylor and great-grandsons Zac Morton, Deacon Taylor, and Damon McQueary. Vocal tribute will be sung by great-granddaughter Alexandria Correa of Atlanta, GA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmotuary.com

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Union - Eaton Cemetery

Address:

16301 N. State Road 3 North
Eaton, IN


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