Myra Ann Taulbee KNIGHT

News Death Notice

KNIGHT, Myra Ann Taulbee 59, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2013, following a long, brave battle with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD or Pick's Disease) , surrounded by the steadfast love of her children. Myra was born on September 18, 1953, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Henry B. Taulbee and Betty Gabbard Taulbee. An honor student, Myra was a 1971 graduate of Wayne High School and later earned a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling. She described herself as a child of God, lover of family, and friend to animals. Much of her life was dedicated to helping others. She was a professional social and childcare worker in the Dayton and Springfield areas, making a difference to countless families and children. Her good works also included volunteering at homes for women and children. She was also a licensed minister and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. Myra is survived by her mother, Betty Taulbee of Dayton, daughter, Charmaine Gray of Columbus, Ohio, son, Nicholas Yates of Columbus, Ohio and brother, Bryan Taulbee of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry B. Taulbee. Visitation will be between 10:00 AM and noon on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME (507 W. Jefferson St., New Carlisle OH). Funeral services will take place at noon on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the funeral home, followed by interment at the New Carlisle Cemetery. Flowers are welcome, and memorial donations towards researching Frontotemporal Dementia may be made to Memory and Aging Center, University of California San Francisco Foundation, Box 45339, San Francisco CA 94145, or When donating, whether online or via mail, be sure to indicate Frontotemporal Dementia as the gift designation (may need to select "Other" then type in "Frontotemporal Dementia"). Expressions of sympathy may be sent to


Funeral Home

Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home
507 West Jefferson Street New Carlisle, OH 45344
(937) 845-9477

Published in Dayton Daily News on Sept. 13, 2013