Fern E. Taylor, 75
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Fern E. (Payne) Taylor, 75, of Lafayette, passed away unexpectedly at 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 in her home. Born September 25, 1938 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Esta E. (Montgomery) Payne. Her marriage was to Charles I. "Sonny" Taylor on July 3, 1957 in Lafayette and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1993. Fern had lived her entire life in Lafayette and was a babysitter in her home for many families for over 50 years. She enjoyed collecting many things including dolls, baskets, ducks, and coffee cups.
Fern is survived by two sons, John D. Taylor (wife, Shari) and Joseph L. Taylor (wife, Nancy), both of Lafayette, one brother, James "Bill" Payne (wife, Annabelle) of Buck Creek, a nephew who was raised in her parents home, Sam Taylor (wife, Linda) of Lafayette, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Carter, six sisters, and one brother.
Visitation 1-2 p.m. Tuesday followed by the service at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Hippensteel Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery at Romney. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
822 North Ninth Street Lafayette, IN 47904
Published in the Journal & Courier from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2013