Lucille Ruth Schletz Taylor CHARLOTTE - Lucille Ruth Schletz Taylor, age 86, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Levine & Dickson Hospice in Huntersville. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Taylor was born on June 12, 1927, to the late Harvey Robert Schletz and Mary Haugen Schletz. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband of forty three years, Lytton Taylor, III and a sister, Carol Schletz. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and A Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church. Mrs. Taylor is survived by two daughters, Marylou Millhauser and husband Alan, of Charlotte, Diane Sonnenstein and husband Sonny, of Portland, Ore.; a granddaughter, Taylor Fender Millhauser, of Charlotte and a goddaughter, Mary Cass and husband Dan, of Medina, Minn. Mrs. Taylor had a long and successful career being one of the first female chemistry graduates from the University of Minnesota, a wartime supervisor at 3M and ultimately fulfilled her true passion as a math and science teacher. She served for many years as a Girl Scout Leader, active member of WELCA and was involved in several womens financial clubs. She enjoyed sewing and playing bridge in her spare time. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday, March 13th, at McEwen Funeral Home at Sharon Memorial Park with Rev. John Petry officiating. A private burial will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM - 11:00AM prior to the funeral hour. Mrs. Taylor's family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care that she received in her final days at Novant Hospital in Huntersville and the Levine Dixon Hospice House. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Family and friends are invited to sign the online register book at www.mcewenfs.com McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, is serving the Taylor family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 11, 2014