Bertha Ellen Taylor

Bertha Ellen Taylor, 91, of Auxvasse, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 22, at Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. Heather Patten officiating. Burial followed in Auxvasse Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

Bertha was born on June 29, 1929 in Mexico, the daughter of R. K. and Mabel (Green) Jenkins. On Sept. 12, 1947 in Fulton, she married Robert Lee Taylor.

Mrs. Taylor was the secretary for her family’s business, Taylor Plumbing. She was a member of the Auxvasse Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and helped with activities of the church.

Bertha was a loving and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed family gatherings. She also loved traveling in the RV with Robert. They made many trips to Texas in the winter and also travelled to Hawaii. She absolutely loved the warm weather! Mrs. Taylor also enjoyed reading.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Robert Taylor of the home; five children, Vicki Ritter of Moberly, Dennis (Nancy) Taylor of Auxvasse, Karen (Bob) Fry of Fulton, Ron (Chicky) Taylor, and Lori (Chris) Valleroy of Columbia; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, R.K. and Mabel Jenkins; her mother and father-in-law, Lewis and Carrie Taylor; one sister, Theda Mundy; two brothers, Glenn and Rudy Jenkins; one granddaughter, one great-great-granddaughter, and one son-in-law, David Ritter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Auxvasse Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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