Jerilyn Ann Taylor, 71

Published 3:52pm Sunday, April 7, 2013

Born: Dec. 4, 1941

Died: April 5, 2013

Jerilyn Ann Taylor, 71, of Niles, died at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles following a brief illness.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1941, in Niles to Russell and Mavis (Vernier) Wages.

She graduated from Niles High School and attended the Vogue Beauty School. She has lived in Niles all of her life. Jerilyn was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #449 in Buchanan. She enjoyed camping with her family in Michigan and Indiana. Her greatest joy was caring for her grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.

On Oct. 29, 1960, in Niles, she married Raymond L. Taylor with whom she celebrated last year the 52nd anniversary of their wedding.

Surviving family includes her husband, Raymond; their children, Rod (and Sue) Taylor, of Buchanan, and Renee (and Bob Hutton) Taylor, of,Niles; grandchildren, Todd (and Breely) Taylor, Tony (and Keeley) Taylor, Chaz (and Zoie) Ritchie, Shelby (and Jay) Hutton, and Robert Hutton; great-grandchildren Adison, Haden, Isabella and Natalie; and Jerilyn’s sisters, Deb (and Rodger) Hoese, of Niles, and Cindy (and Jim) Welch of The Villages, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a 17-year-old son, Raymond “Little Ray” Taylor, in 1979, and her father, Russell Wages, in 1990.

The funeral service for Jerilyn Taylor will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens with Mr. Glen Hoese, of Niles, officiating.

Interment will follow at Mission Hills.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles. Contributions in memory of Jerilyn may be made to Hospice at Home.

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