Kathleen E. “Kathy” Taylor, age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 3:00 AM at Versailles Health Care Center after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on November 12, 1933 in Shelby County, Ohio to the late Roy A. Simons and Helen E. (McGreevy) Simons Peiffer.
Kathy (or Hoppy as she was known at work) retired from Fram/Allied Signal back in 1998 with over 46 years of service. She loved gardening, canning, and traveling.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers, Leroy, Bill, and Lewis Simons; and sisters, Rose Ann and Priscilla Simons.
She is survived by her husband Bill Taylor of Greenville, Ohio, whom she married on October 16, 1965; son and daughter in law, Robert (Betsy) Taylor of Clayton, Ohio; brother and sister in law, Harold (Linda) Simons of Union City, Ohio; sister in law, Ardell Simons of Poplar Grove, Illinois; sister, Helen Gerlach of Trotwood, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Barb (Paul) Wiford of Centerville, Ohio; and sister, Carol Strayer of Sidney, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a service held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Rev. Fr. John White officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com