Anna Mary Taylor
Anna Mary Taylor, age 96 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Butler Center in Butler. She was born November 25, 1922 to William Harvey and Julia Anna Jenne Petty in Butler.
Ann, the sixth of eight children, grew up in Butler where she attended school. On April 13, 1941 she was united in marriage to Wilbur LeRoy Taylor, and to this union five children were born. Ann worked as a clerk at the A&P store for over 30 years. She was a member of the Butler First Christian Church and OES member for over 50 years, serving as Worthy Matron, District Deputy Grand Matron and Grand Representative to Wyoming. She cooked and served the annual Presidents’ Dinner and turkey dinners for the Butler Masonic Lodge for over 17 years.
Ann enjoyed sewing, quilting, fishing and spending time at the lakehouse. Her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were very close to her heart. Ann was notably known for her phenomenal talent as a cook. From pies, cookies and pastries to homemade noodles--everyone knew Ann could cook . . . and she shared her food unselfishly with many family and friends.
Ann is survived by her son, Tom Taylor and wife Judy of Butler, Missouri; three daughters, Julie McGuire and husband Bill of Belton, Missouri, Sandee Hubbard and husband Denny of Butler, Missouri and Vickie Taylor of Overland Park, Kansas; daughter-inlaw, Annette Taylor of Harrisonville, Missouri; and 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 9 great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wilbur of 60 years; one son, Richard Taylor; great-granddaughter, Hannah Saulsbury; granddaughter, Debbie Trunniger; five brothers, Elmer Karl Petty, Everett LeRoy Petty, Gerald Howard Petty, William James Petty and John Edward Petty; and two sisters, Sophia Irene Petty Adams and infant sister, Bertha Louise.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Ronald McDonald House or Bates County Fair. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.