Mildred D. Taylor, 98

JAN. 20, 1914-FEB. 25, 2012

February 26, 2012
  • Mildred D. Taylor
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Mildred D. (Smith) Taylor, 98, of Keedysville, Md., passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village in Boonsboro, Md.

Born Jan. 20, 1914, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late George E. and Leila Myrtle (Doub) Smith.

Her husband of 62 years, Ralph B. Taylor Jr., preceded her in death in 2003.

Mildred was a 1932 graduate of Boonsboro High School and went on to attend Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C.

She was formerly an employee with Potomac Edison and at Fairchild. She was the secretary of R.B. Taylor Milk Transportation Inc. and also handled the accounting for the water commission in Keedysville.

Mildred was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Keedysville.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith K. Kerns and husband, James, of Keedysville; two granddaughters, Janine A. Kerns of Hagerstown and Jacqueline R. Davis of Boonsboro; and two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Anna Kate Davis. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Mullendore.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Keedysville, MD 21756; or Fairview Cemetery, c/o Barbara Reeder, 16 Della Lane, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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