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Alberta "Bert" Taylor

1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Alberta "Bert" Taylor Obituary
Alberta "Bert" Jean Taylor of Floral City, Florida, was called home to rejoice, dance and sing with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 2rd, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born on March 4th, 1929 to Pearl and Claude Manley of Wauseon, Ohio. She graduated from Wauseon High School in 1947. She was a loving mother of four, grandmother of 13, great grandmother 22 and a dear friend to many. She loved the Lord with all her heart and was very involved in church and ministry. Her smile was contagious and she loved sharing that smile wherever she went. She was a hard worker for many years. "Bert" assisted in founding and worked at Glen's Furniture and Floor Covering, worked as a seamstress, and the Toledo School System. She then moved to Florida to warmer climate and spent time with her grandchildren. In Florida she was employed by Beall's Outlet, Comfort Keepers and volunteered at food pantries. Once a year she would travel back and forth to Ohio to visit the rest of her family and friends. Alberta was proceeded in death by her husband, Maynard Taylor, parents Pearl and Cecil Griffin and Claude Manley, sons, Garry Bowers and Michael Bowers, and grandson, Johnathan Bowers.
She is still survived by her siblings, Doris Monk of Las Vegas, NV and William Manley of Wauseon, OH. Her daughters, Thelma Bowers, of Crystal River, FL, and Linda (Doyle) Drennan, of Maineville, OH. Also are her grandchildren: Krista Bowers, Robert Cooley, Wendy (Tim) Nijakowski, Donavan (Jennifer) Cooley, Timothy (Gretchen) Cooley, Nathan (Elizabeth) Grames, Nicholas Grames, Kevin Bowers, Stacey Bowers, Michael Bowers, Jr., Jeremy Bowers, Tiffany Bowers. Great-grandchildren: Stacia, Sterling, Kaitlyn, Allison, Xavier, Jessica, Abelard, Elric, Isaak, Ogden, Bryce, Isabelle, Kaitlyn (Kate), Colton, Keshawna, Janya, Taliyah, Michael Jr., Gabriel, Braden, Corinne, Zakiya and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service at Bethel Chapel, 4801 N Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL, on Saturday, May 21st, 2016, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, we are asking donations to be sent to VineLife Network Inc., 1828 Kimberly Lane, Inverness, FL 34452. We would also like to thank Hospice for the wonderful care they had provided for our mother. The love they showed was the total work of angels. God bless you all. Arrangements are being made by Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River, FL (352) 795-2678.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 20, 2016
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