Elwanda Taylor
1933 - 2015
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 S. Fourth St.
Dekalb, IL
Elwanda Taylor

Born: Oct. 13, 1933; in Strawberry, AR

Died: Nov. 28, 2015; in Sycamore, IL

Elwanda "Wanda" Taylor, 82, of Sycamore, Illinois, formerly of Dwight, died Saturday, November 28, 2015, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 13, 1933, in Strawberry, Arkansas, the daughter of Robert Lee and Bessie (Miller) Smith, Wanda married Calvin Taylor on October 9, 1987. Elwanda worked for GTE in Genoa for 20 years and Dwight School District after her retirement. She loved playing bingo, performing with her singing group, volunteering at Hospice and doing word puzzles. Most of all, she loved being with her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, and her dog, Peppy.

She is survived by her children, Terry (Mel) Anderson of Guam, Randy Anderson of DeKalb, Connie (Chuck) Christensen of Sycamore, Joyce (Paul) Russo of Crystal Lake and Tom (Jane) Anderson of San Bendito, Texas; grandchildren, Jason and Shawn Anderson, Matthew (Kristen) and Ashley Christensen, Caitlyn (fianc , Mike) Russo, and Lauren and Blake Anderson; great-grandchildren, Elise Christensen and Alexandra Anderson; and her four stepchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Taylor in 2010; parents; son, Roger; many siblings; and the father of her children, William "Bill" Anderson.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell of Mayfield Congregational Church, Sycamore, officiating. Private burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Elwanda Taylor Memorial Fund, sent to the Elwanda Taylor Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.

Published by Daily-Chronicle on Dec. 1, 2015.
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I was sad to read about Wanda's passing in the Dwight paper. I was privileged to have Wanda and Cal work at the Dwight Grade School as drivers for the Pre-k program where I taught. All the children loved being picked up and delivered home from school by them. It was as if they got an extra set of grandparents. They started and ended their day with Cal and Wanda. What a wonderful blessing they were to me and the families we serviced.
Polly Hoffman
December 7, 2015
Joyce, Connie and Caitlyn...may the happiest memories of your mom and grandmother hold you through these days. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your families, with great sympathy.
Love, Carol, John and Neil Crawford
December 2, 2015
Aunt Elwanda is in some of my earliest memories and I will forever hold them near and dear to my heart. Some in Arkansas and some in Illinois and even Missouri! I will regret not seeing her more often. I know you now are pain free Auntie!! Love you always
Sharon Hardgrave Galbreath
December 1, 2015
May the peace of God hugs you close and keep you tight thur this hard time. We love you and miss you
Pam Finch-Allensworth
December 1, 2015
So sorry for your loss.you all are in my prayers.
JoAnn Anderson
December 1, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Shirley & Bill Perkins
December 1, 2015
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