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.
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Published by Daily-Chronicle on Dec. 1, 2015.