Mary Taylor
1943 - 2020
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Mary Taylor

Plainfield IN - Mary Taylor, 76, of Indianapolis/Plainfield, passed away on May 14, 2020 at her residence, from a seven year battle with breast cancer. She was the wife of J. William Taylor. They shared 58 years of marriage together. She is preceded in death by daughter, Stephanie Taylor Fryman. Survivors include husband, Bill; son, Scott; grandchildren, Eliana and Micah Taylor; brothers, Ron and Alfred Neesen. She was born to parents, Alfred and Ruth Neesen.

She graduated from Manual High School class of 1961. Awards included, member of the National Honor Society for 2 years and Quill and Scroll.

After graduating Harry Wood Dental Assistant School in 1962, she worked as a children's dental assistant for 10 years and belonged to the American Dental Assistants Association. Later she attended Butler University Elementary Education and graduated cum laude in 1980. Upon graduation, she taught 6th grade at Holy Spirit School, during which she belonged to the Science Teachers of America.

Retiring in 2005, Mary loved to read, garden, and spend time with family and friends. She was a Girl Scout leader for 8 years and later joined the Boy Scouts as an adult leader, spending time in the summer at Ransburg Scout Reservation teaching handicrafts. She earned the Bronze Pelican and Silver Beaver for her service. For providing the Order of the Arrow regalia for Camp Ransburg, earned her a certificate of commendation from the Order.

In retirement she was an avid quilter and loved to horseback ride. Study of the Bible was another passion and she belonged to Bible Study Fellowship for 16 years. Her humor, service, and storytelling were well known to those who knew her.

Services are Private. Entombment will be in Washington Park East Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Programs, PO Box 987060, Washington DC, 20090 or Komen.org. Online condolences may be shared at www.conklefuneralhome.com.






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Published in The Indianapolis Star from May 16 to May 18, 2020.
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May 19, 2020
Bill and family, we are so very, very sorry to hear about Mary. She was such a nice and kind person. Our hearts truly go out to you. Please let us know if we can help in anyway. Thinking of you, Ritchie and Wanda Hoffman
Ritchie Hoffman
May 19, 2020
We thank GOD for Mary and everything she did for Boy Scout Troop 307. She was a rare wonderful person and the world will deeply miss her. Please watch over Bill and family and keep them safe. Give them comfort in what a joy she has brought to this world.
Jeanne, Don & Cody Coonse
Friend
May 19, 2020
Mary was so kind and taught me to stitch. Hoping to one day, make a blanket for our Granddaughter and I'll be thinking of Mary as I do it. She also hand made the OA regalia for our son's scout troop. I have fond memories of Mary watching proudly as our boys performed ceremonies in those beautifully done costumes! Bill spoke of her often to me and I could feel the love, respect and pride he felt for her. Sending love and hugs to Bill and family.
We love you, Bill!
Ed & Amy Richard
Friend
May 19, 2020
I am so glad to be able to call Mary my friend, and remember her remarkable joy and resiliency. We pray for your comfort, Bill and Scott and grandchildren, as you grieve. Much love,
John and Judy Lynch
Friend
May 18, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Cal & Carla Werner
Acquaintance
May 17, 2020
Thank you for sharing and teaching what you loved. Dozens of children have benefited from your wonderful service. You will be missed Mary.
MICHAEL DOCKERY
Friend
May 17, 2020
Mary will always be remembered by me and the Boy Scout Troop 307 for her creative sewing skills in the making of our OA regalia. My deepest sympathy and prayers to William (Bill) and his entire family at this time of loss. Bill is a cherished member of the Troop and thousands of lives have been touched by him and Mary over their many years of activity with the Boy Scouts of America.
Ray Claus
May 17, 2020
Bill and Scott, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. She was a beautiful lady and left a strong legacy. Sending virtual hugs your way!
Cathy (Thibault) Thacher
Friend
May 17, 2020
Bill and Scott. extending our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Jack and Darlene Poore
Family
May 16, 2020
My condolences and prayers with you all during this difficult time. God bless you.
Gary Lippincott
Friend
May 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, Bill and Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda Benwell from NLUMC
Linda Benwell
Friend
May 16, 2020
Bill and Scott I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Mary. Prayers for you both.
Trudy Ortwerth
May 16, 2020
Already missing you mom!
Scott
Son
May 16, 2020
We are very sorry for your loss.
Carol and Mary Teater
Acquaintance
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