MARBLE HILL, Mo. – Dorothy Harlow Taylor, 89, of Marble Hill died Sunday, August 21, 2022 at her home.
She was born on November 18, 1932 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, to H. Aungus and Edith Whitlock Harlow.
She and Dwight A. Taylor were married on December 13, 1980 at Centenary United Methodist Church.
She graduated from Mount Vernon Township High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Dorothy retired on December 31, 1994, after 20 years with the Spartech Group, more than 13 years as executive secretary, office manager and general secretary of Atlas Plastics, and more than six years as a manager from Resin Exchange (Spartech Compounding) customer service.
She had been a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church since December 13, 1959. She was a former Sunday School teacher for second and seventh grades, a former circle leader, and a former volunteer receptionist. She was the past president of the Mount Vernon Junior Woman’s Club; former Girl Scout leader; former president of the Girardot section, Professional Secretaries International (first certified professional secretary in 1979 in the Cape Girardeau region) and tutor at the Cape Girardeau Adult Learning Center. She volunteered at Southeast Hospital and served as Auxiliary President in 2009 and 2010. She received the Margaret Foster Roberts Leadership Award in 2014.
Dorothy enjoyed reading, playing the piano, doing crossword puzzles, playing racquetball and aerobics (at the time), Trivial Pursuit and, most importantly, playing with toddlers.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynn (David) Christensen of Vidor, Texas, and Debra (Chuck) Nenninger of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Mark (Deborah) Bradley and Allen (Laurie) Taylor, both of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Sarah (Bill) Fisher of Wilsonville, Oregon, John (Stefanie) Taylor of O’Fallon, Missouri, Matthew (Brittany) Taylor of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Christopher (Katie) Christensen of Orange, Texas, and Jeremy (Christine) Christensen of Vidor; 12 great-grandchildren, Corbyn, Annika, Teaghan and Charli Fisher of Wilsonville, Christopher, Leighton, Madden and Kinsley Christensen of Orange, Graham Christensen of Vidor, Hailey and Chase Taylor of O’Fallon and Jaxson Taylor of Kenosha; sister, Wilma Wilt of Pomona, California; nephew, Jim Barger of Sacramento, California; niece, Shelly (Gene) Gant of Danvers, Illinois; nephews, Rob Wilt of Mount Baldy, Calif., and Bill Wilt of Claremont, Calif.; and many of Dwight’s loving family members who were so dear to him.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Steven Curtis Bradley; grandson, Chip Nenninger; sisters, Maxine (Harold) Barger and Genita (Sterling) Osborn; nephew, David Barger; brother-in-law, Dick Taylor; and his sister-in-law, Evelyn (Mitt) Matlock.
A memorial service will be held on September 10, time and location to be announced.
For more information about the memorial service at Ford and Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, contact the family at (573) 576-9552 or (573) 270-2586.