Stephen D. Taylor, age 66, of Stover, died Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia following a sudden illness.
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He was born May 24, 1946, in St. Joseph, a son of Harry L. and Retha Fern McCrary Taylor. On September 1, 1967, Steve was united in marriage to Sylvia Borchers, who survives at their home.
He was a 1964 graduate of College High School in Warrensburg and a 1968 of Central Missouri State in Warrensburg with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing.
Steve was an Army veteran, serving his country from 1968 - 1971. Following his enlistment, he went to work for Citizens Bank in Warrensburg.
In 1974, Steve and Sylvia moved to Stover, where he was employed at the Farmer's Bank of Stover for many years. He transferred to the First National Bank of Buckner, before returning to Stover, where he retired from the Concordia Bank of Stover and Laurie in 2010.
He was a charter member of the Sunrise Optimist in Warrensburg. A member of the American Legion Post 343 in Stover, Society of the Freemasons, the Shriners Ararat in Springfield, Veteran of Foreign Wars in Versailles, Stover Park Board, Stover Chamber of Commerce, Westside Chamber of Commerce, the Stover United Methodist Church and a volunteer with the Lions Club and the Boy Scouts of America.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Mary Beth Taylor (husband Steve Cummins) and Ethan Taylor, (wife Cynthia) an aunt, Viola McCrary, cousins, Mike McCrary, Arlene McCummon, Laura Springs, Bob Taylor and Linda Taylor, along with other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Harry Taylor.
A Celebration of Steve's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at the Stover United Methodist Church with military honors rendered by American Legion Post 343 in Stover. Rev. Diane Cutler will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lions Eye Tissue Bank. www.scrivner-morrow.com
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Feb. 26, 2013