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Jean Taylor passed away peacefully on Feb. 11, 2018 in Cape Coral, Fla. She was born Mildred Jean Miller in Lebanon on Feb. 16, 1924 to Orpha and Clarence Miller.
She grew up in Lebanon with her three sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1941. One evening in 1945 at the bowling alley she met a handsome young sailor, Charles F. Taylor, home on leave. They later married and were married for 70 years. They moved to the family farm near Dover, Indiana where they raised four children and lived until they retired. Jean was always an active Republican, once a president of the Boone County Republicans Club and Precinct Committee Woman for Jefferson Township. She served four years as Boone County Deputy Clerk, one term as Boone County Clerk and two terms as Boone County Recorder. During her long life Jean was also a legal secretary and court reporter. She participated in social and philanthropic organizations, including the Boone County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Zonta International, Alpha Zeta Chapter of Psi Lota XI Sorority, Dover Dubble Duzzen Home-Ec Club and the Mental Health Association. Jean and Charles are members of the Dover Christian Church. Always active in social activities, they loved to dance and enjoyed being members of the Elks Clubs and the American Legion. Following their retirement, they moved to Lebanon for 10 years. In 1995 they moved to the Rocky Ridge Golf Club in Darlington, where they have lived for the past 22 years. Her family was a source of love, activity and inspiration.
In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by her four children, Charles F. (Jane) Taylor, Jr., Penny (Lyn) Taylor Turner, Kathy (Dennis) Smith and G. Thomas (Jan) Taylor; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always welcome in their home and the entire clan often convened in spirited gatherings. Until the end, she was a vital part of all their lives and much loved.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Dover Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Dover Christian Church.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.
Published on February 14, 2018
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