Funeral services for Emma Jean Taylor, 90, Eudora, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery.
She died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Eudora Medicalodges.
Emma was born on April 13, 1922 in rural Johnson County near Olathe, the daughter of Ernest G. and Emma Kresin Hirning.
She was a resident of Eudora since 1947.
She was an employee of the US Postal Service for twenty six years being the Eudora postmistress for twenty two of those years until she retired September of 1985.
Emma was a member of the St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Eudora. She was also a member of the Golden Agers of Eudora, Jolly Dozen Pinochle Club, Happy Seamstress Club, Good Sam Camping Club, Cedar Creek Camping Club, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and she was a former 4-H Leader.
She married Charles Marvin Taylor on March 30, 1941 in Yuma, AZ. He preceded her in death January 9, 1997.
Survivors include one daughter, Valerie Richardson, (husband, Dwane), Eudora; one son, Larry M. Taylor, (wife, Janet), Eudora; three grandchildren; Barclay Richardson, Angela Richardson Fox, Tiffany Taylor Bishop, five great grandchildren; one step great grandchild, and one sister, Lutie Davidson, Oklahoma City, OK. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Chad Marvin Taylor, two sisters, one brother, and her parents.
The family will greet friends on Monday from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Eudora, KS or to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.