Mildred ‘Lou’ Taylor

Mildred “Lou” Taylor , 96, of Perryville, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at Independence Care Center in Perryville, Mo.

She was born March 4, 1927 in Risco, MO to James Thurston and Jewel (Hamlett) Terry.

Lou and James D. “Jim” Taylor were married May 9, 1947 in Alton, MO.

She was a secretary for Perry County District No. 32 and was a homemaker.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Perryville.

Lou enjoyed sporting events of all kinds, especially when her grandchildren were playing. She also was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. Most of all she enjoyed time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Randy (Patti) Taylor of Perryville, MO, Jim (Patty) Taylor of Columbia, MO; two daughters, Terry (Michael) Wengert of Perryville, MO, Stephanie Taylor of Perryville, MO; brother, Jerry Wayne (Pat) Terry of Republic, MO; sister, Wilma Ruth key of Republic, MO; nine grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Opal Woolston.

Visitation will from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at United Methodist Church in Perryville and will continue on May 10, 2023 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at United Methodist Church in Perryville.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at United Methodist Church in Perryville with Rev. Kevin Barron officiating.

Burial will be at Home Cemetery in Perryville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may given to the United Methodist Church in Perryville.

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Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.