Oma L. (Davis) Taylor

Born: Mon., Jun. 14, 1920
Died: Tue., Dec. 1, 2015


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 04, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Dec. 05, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


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OMA L. TAYLOR, AGE 95

Oma L. Taylor, age 95, Robinson, IL, died Tuesday December 1, 2015 at Meadows Manor East Nursing Home, Terre Haute, IN, following several months of declining health.

Born June 14, 1920, in Oblong Township, Crawford County, IL, she was the daughter of Alva Chester and Elsie Ellen (Snider) Davis.  On September 21, 1940, Oma married Hubert I. Stantz, and he preceded her in death January 29, 1972.  Her second husband Sylvester Taylor whom she married November 23, 1977,  preceded her in death on February 25, 1983.

Oma was an accomplished pianist.  In high school she took third place in the Nationals.  She was a member of the Prairie Dogwood United Methodist Church and played for the Church services regularly and other churches as they needed her to.  She was a former member and President of the Crawford County Memorial Hospital guild as well as other organizations.  She was also a Lay Minister for the Methodist Church.  She worked for the Robinson Nursing Home/Gowin Nursing Home in the Dietary Department.  

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, G. Cozette and John Stockdale, Terre Haute, IN; Annette Spears, Robinson, IL; a son-in-law, Larry Stephens, Waddell, AZ; step-son and spouse, William & Marsha Taylor, Kentucky; two step-daughters and spouses, Paula and Jeff Hutchinson, Kentucky; Pam and Kevin Wilder, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Theresa Kay Stockdale, Mary Cathleen and Patrick Berghoff, Nancy Vanette and Mike Poindexter, John Robert and Valarie Stockdale, Billy Wayne and Mary Spears, Thomas K. Spears, Vickie and Greg Bonnelli, Debbie and Paul Norman; sixteen great-grandchildren, Bradley Bailey, Sara Brown, Emily Berghoff, Kristin Stockdale, Justin Stockdale, Eric Berghoff, Scott Berghoff, Tristin and Chad Persinger, Gayle Robinson, Thomas and Myka Spears, Jessica Bell, Michael Bell, Alexis Bailey, Trent Stocum, Kaitlyn Norman; five great-great-grandchildren, Brandon Brown, Raylen Brown, DeShaun Robinson, Jonathan Hughes, McKenna Persinger and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Hubert I Stantz; second husband, Sylvester Taylor; a brother, Carl Eugene Davis; a daughter, Barbara Alice Stephenson; a sister-in-law, Ruby Dean Davis; a step-son, Ronald Taylor; granddaughter, Patricia Stephens; grandson, Bryan Wix; her best friend Maxine Quick; son-in-law, Billy Wayne Spears Sr.; sister-in-law, Marie Rosebrock.

Funeral service will be Saturday December 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Hiram Gonzales and Pastor David Ducommon officiating.  Visitation will be Friday December 4, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Prairie Cemetery, rural Oblong, IL.  Memorial donations may be made to the Prairie Dogwood United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.


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Taliad Dean
   Posted Thu December 03, 2015
I haven't seen, whom I referred to as, "Grandma Oma" since I was a small child and she looked after me. Grandma Oma was someone that I remembered as safe, nurturing, and kind. She watched my brother and I as small children and treated us as if we were her own. Thank you for loving and caring for us as children; I will forever cherish this memory of you. You (and your family) are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ellen (Hand) Schug
   Posted Sat December 05, 2015
Cozette, Annetta and the rest of Oma's family and friends -- My heart goes out to you with Oma's loss. I have such a flood of memories, dear good times and cut-ups, church picnics, Bible school, serious services and more. Your mom's love and devotion were there through so many years. I remember being held in a big bear hug on one visit home when my mom and I stopped to visit Mary Dixon and found your mom house cleaning for Mary. Mom had been the high school Sunday school class teacher many years ago for Oma, Mary and a number of other Prairie kids. In Mother's last years she (and we) appreciated so much her riding out to church and Sunday school with Oma and her last call to my oldest niece, Janice. I find some comfort realizing her final resting place will be with my mom and dad and other dear neighborhood friends in Prairie cemetery. Wishing you peace, comfort, love and hugs, Ellen

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