Lois F. Taylor, 88, of Fairview Township, Fredonia, died peacefully surrounded by her family at 9:36 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 24, 2017) at Grove City Medical Center.
Lois was born on Feb. 19, 1929, in East Lackawannock Township, Mercer County, to the late Frank W. and Mary Esther Robinson Bagnall; she was the only girl out of five children and worked just as hard as the boys did.
She was a 1948 graduate of Mercer High School.
She married her beloved husband, George W. Taylor on Nov. 14, 1954; he preceded her in death on July 23, 2011.
Lois worked for many years at the Farm Bureau of Mercer County and then drove school buses in the Lakeview School District for Poole and Hulse Busing for many years.
Lois's passion was raising her family and working on the farm, having baled lots of hay and would also pick potatoes for Raymond Tait Farm.
She was the leader of the Fantastics 4-H sewing club and loved to sew and crochet. She created numerous lap robes for nursing homes and shut-ins, and baby booties and caps for many local premie units. Lois was also a member of Pleasant Ridge Grange and helped many years in the Mercer County Grange Fair kitchen, as well as delivering meals for Lakeview Meals on Wheels.
She was a cook and baker, enjoying making cookies, pies and canning. Lois also enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, reading, word searches, square dancing, and sitting on the porch relaxing.
Lois was a member of Clarks Mills United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Surviving are: her two children, daughter Ann Hawkins (Zachary) of Fredonia and son Warren F. Taylor of Stoneboro; granddaughter Elizabeth "Beth" Hawkins (Ian Hunt) of Economy; and brother Paul Bagnall, Ligonier.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lois was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Walter, and Howard Bagnall.
Lois, 88, of Fredonia.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (12-27-17) at the SCOTT A. BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday (12-28-17) at the funeral home with Rev. Adam J. Stump, pastor of Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment: Perry Chapel Cemetery.
Published on December 25, 2017