TAYLOR, IRIS REBA, age 92 went to her Heavenly Home on August 21, 2014. She was born on February 26, 1922, in Glenwood, Georgia, the youngest of 9 children born to Ira and Lillie Meadows Anderson. The family moved to Florida when Reba was an infant, and lived in the DeLand area. Reba graduated from DeLand High School Class of 1940. Reba is survived by her husband of 72 years O.L. Taylor, daughter Kaye (Travis) Wise, and son Bo Taylor all of Sebring, FL. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren Kimberly (Mike) Hill, Lisa Garrison both of Sebring, Valerie (Donnie) Ming of Lake Placid, Lee Taylor of Edison, Georgia and Larry Taylor of Sebring. Nine great-grandchildren, Travis (Christina) Hill, Amanda Hill, Dalton Garrison, Sydney Garrison, Reese Garrison, Cody Ming, Kayla Ming, Garrett Taylor and Ty Taylor. One great-great granddaughter Kalyn Hill. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Reba met O.L. while she was employed by Sears Department Store in DeLand, and he was manager of the Table Supply Store. After they were married, O.L. enlisted in the Navy. Before he was shipped overseas, Reba and infant Kaye moved to Sebring to stay with O.L.'s family. Sebring remained home for them these past 71 years. Reba was a homemaker who loved to cook, work jigsaw puzzles and was an avid reader. Shopping and lunch out with her friends was a special treat. She enjoyed fishing, and trips to the Keys and out West in their motor home. There were many fun trips accompanied by grandchildren. Reba was a member of First United Methodist Church, and Sebring Historical Society. In her younger years she belonged to the Jr. Woman's Club and VFW Auxiliary. Her top priority was always family. She loved and was loved in return by all of them. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 26 at 11AM at First United Methodist Church with Rev. J. David Juliano, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Memorials are requested to First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870 or Cornerstone Hospice, 2590 Havendale Blvd. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com
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Morris Funeral Chapel
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Sebring, FL 33870
Published in TBO.com on Aug. 24, 2014