Shirley  Taylor
Shirley Taylor, age 96, formerly of Mercer Road, Hempfield Township, passed away Saturday evening Jan. 11, 2020, in Countryside Convalescent Home, Mercer.
She was born in Delaware Township, Pa., on Jan. 31, 1923, a daughter of Oliver G. and Laura M. (Reimold) Leisher.
She attended the Fredonia One Room Schoolhouse and was a graduate of Fredonia High School.
On May 15, 1942, Shirley married James L. Taylor, he passed away Jan. 4, 2006.
Mrs. Taylor was of the Protestant faith.
Shirley enjoyed gardening, where she raised black raspberries and a variety of vegetables for family meals. She was an avid bingo player, was fond of board games and enjoyed trips to the casino.
Shirley and her husband built their house together, which became the site of many joyous family gatherings that included her family favorite, homemade noodles. Shirley and James had many adventures traveling the country in their mini home. Shirley lives on in all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Ronald L. Taylor and his wife Maria of Hendersonville, N.C., Gary L. Taylor and his wife Diane of Greenville, and Wayne E. Taylor and his wife Nina of Bossier City, La.; six grandchildren, Oliver Randolph Taylor, Myron Wesley Taylor, Tammy Taylor Irwin, Amber Taylor DeVore, Wayne Edward Taylor Jr., and Carisa Taylor Blackshire; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters Edna Ealy, Viola Parker, and Mary Infield.

Shirley, 96, Mercer, formerly of Mercer Road, Hempfield Township.
Calling hours: 4 p.m. until time of service Thursday (1-16-20) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at
Funeral service: 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. David A. Dobi, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, officiating.
Burial: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on January 13, 2020


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Jan 14, 2020
It was a pleasure to meet such an amazing woman. She was one the the sweetest people I have ever met. Rest in peace. Thank you for coming into my life and and touching it.