Maxine Taylor

Tuesday, December 2, 2003

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- B. Maxine Taylor, 78, of St. Louis died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Maryville, Mo., daughter of William R. and Florence Eva Donahue Noble. She first married Velmer M. Mehner in 1946. She later married Raymond W. Taylor in 1967. He died in 1999.

Taylor was a certified medical transcriptionist 25 years at Bethesda General Hospital in St. Louis. She also owned and operated Maxine's Music Studio in Perryville eight years.

She was a member of Service Club for the Blind and Missouri School for the Blind Alumni in St. Louis, Missouri Federation of the Blind, Ozark Association of the Blind, and United Workers for the Blind.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Worrell-McFry of Perryville; two sisters, Lova Wright of Commerce City, Colo., Mary Hill of Smyrna, Ga.; a brother, William Noble of Bell City, Texas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at Kriegshauser South Mortuary in St. Louis. The Rev. Ralph Burris will officiate.

Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville was in charge of local arrangements.