Edward V. Taggart, 72, of Prairie Home, died at University Medical Center in Columbia, on Thursday, July 14, 2011 as the result of a tragic accident.
The Guest Book is expired.
Funeral services for Mr. Taggart will be held at the Prairie Home United Methodist Church at 11:00 o'clock on Monday morning, July 18, 2011 with Pastor Janet Deneke officiating. Visitation will be held at the church for two hours prior to the funeral, from 9:00 until 11:00. Burial will be in the Harris cemetery in Prairie Home.
Edward V. Taggart was born in Lincoln, NE, Sept. 18, 1938, the son of Charles Taggart and Stella Seyler Taggart. Ed served his country with the U.S. Army in the early sixties. He married Dena Sells on July 18th, 1964 in Prairie Home. He had a successful career as a sales representative for Consolidated Freightways Trucking Company, until his retirement in 2004. He then worked for Missouri Auto Auction until his death. Ed was a sports enthusiast; as a Cardinals fan and a follower of his grandson's baseball team. He looked forward to playing golf with his family in O'Fallon. Family time was a very important part of his life. Ed was an active member of the Prairie Home Methodist Church and of the Prairie Home Lions Club and he will certainly be missed in the Prairie Home community.
Mr. Taggart is survived by his wife, Dena, of the home, his daughters; Dana Bailey and her husband, David, of O'Fallon, MO and Heather Taggart, of St. Charles, MO. as well as his grandchildren, Lauren and Jackson Bailey. His sister, Nancy Farris and husband, Jim, of Lee's Summit also survive.
Memorials are suggested to the Prairie Home United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be directed to davisfuneralchapelboonville.com
Published in Boonville Daily News from July 18 to July 25, 2011