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PORTLAND, Ind. - Frances Taylor, age 81, a resident of Portland, passed away on March 31, 2014, at her daughter's home in Portland. She was a former resident of Ridgeville, Ind.

Frances was born on Feb. 7, 1933, in Glasgow, Ky., the daughter of Robert and Pauline (Francis) Wilson. She graduated from Governor I.P. Gray High School in 1950. She attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Ridgeville and was a member of the Ridgeville American Legion Auxiliary. Frances worked as a cook for the Jay County Hospital, Elks Lodge in Portland and Meinerdings Restaurant in Fort Recovery. She also worked for CTS in Berne. Frances married Harold "Tuney" Taylor on April 5, 1952 and he passed away on October 1, 2012.

Survivors include: two sons: Mark Taylor (wife Janet) – Springfield, Tenn., and Bob Taylor (wife Karen) – Greenville, Ohio; two daughters, Paula Barron (husband Fred) – Portland, Ind., and Pat Bricker (husband Fred) – Portland, Ind.; five brothers: Dee Wilson (wife Nancy) – Lexington, Ky., Kenneth Wilson – Glasgow, Ky., Eugene Wilson (wife Kathy) – Glasgow, Ky., Collie Wilson (wife Sugar) – Cave City, Ky., Odell Wilson (wife Betty) – Glasgow, Ky.; one sister: Betty Sue Coffee (husband Richie) – Edmonton, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren

Visitation for Frances Taylor will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland. Pastor Sylvia Stong will officiate and burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery in Portland. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in The Daily Advocate from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2014
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