Vern Iris Taylor, son of Ira Wesley Taylor and Gertrude Scritchfield , was born April 26,1905 in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas. He married Alice Opal Gillett November 05, 1927 in Oskaloosa, Jefferson Co, Kansas. He died February 20, 2000 in Wamego, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas. Alice Opal Gillett, daughter of Percival Alva Gillett and Mollie K. Ostergard , was born June 22, 1908 in Olsburg, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas.

Children of Vern Iris Taylor and Alice Opal Gillett are:
1. Gaylen Vern Taylor, b. [private] See Gaylen Vern Taylor & Living Frank
2. Living Taylor See Living Walters & Living Taylor OR Living Fisher & Living Taylor
3. Roy Dee Taylor, b. January 16, 1935
4. Living Taylor See Living Taylor & Living Peterson OR Living Taylor & Shirley ?

Notes for Vern Iris Taylor:

Vern I. Taylor, 94, Westmoreland, died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at a
Wamego hospital. He was born April 25, 1905, near Westmoreland, the son
of Ira and Gertrude Scritchfield Taylor. He graduated from Westmoreland
High School. He was a farmer in the Westmoreland community for seven
years and worked for Reno Construction company. He then worked for the
Kansas State Parks Department and Green Thumb of Tuttle Creek State Park
and then for the Pottawatomie county Road Departments before he retired
in 1981.
Mr. Taylor was a member of the Christian church in Westmoreland since
1929 and a member of Westmoreland Lodge No. 257, AF&AM.
He married Alice "Opal" Gillett on November 5, 1927, in Oskaloosa. She
survives. A son, Roy D. Taylor and a grandson, Richard Walters preceded
him in death. Other survivors include two sons, Galen Taylor, of
Gardner, and Darrell Dean Taylor, of Gresham, Oregon; one daugher,
Kathryn Walters, of Gresham, Oregon; one sister Gertrude Shehi, of
Everett, Washington; ten grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian church in
Westmoreland. Masonic graveside services followed at the Westmoreland
city cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Basic
Cancer Research at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

Merrie's Notes: Correction posted by Joyce Taylor advising the spelling
in the obituary above is Derrell Dean not Darrell Dean, which I have
corrected on the database. I have also correct the birthdate to April
26, 1905 per Joyce Taylor.

Notes for Roy Dee Taylor:

A sudden very unusual gland developement in the throat of Roy Dee, six
months old son of Mr and Mrs Vern Taylor, of Westmoreland caused the
child's death yesterday morning about ten o'clock. Nothing appeared to
be the matter with the baby until Tuesday morning when a gland
development was noted. Dr. Roy H. Moser was called and he advised that
the little son be taken to a hospital. He was taken at once to the
Charlotte Swift hospital, Manhattan. The inflamation of the gland shut
off the air passage and an operation was neccessary and this was done at
once, death followed at 10 a.m. yesterday. Roy Dee was an unusually
bright attractive baby. Mr. Taylor is state patrolman on No. 11 from
Westmoreland to Frank fort and moved with his family to Blaine, to be
near the center of his route. The funeral service will be held at the
Westmoreland Christian church tomorrow, Friday morning, at 9:30 o'clock.

Roy Dee, son of Mr and Mrs Vern Taylor, was born on January 10, 1935 and
after a very short illness passed away at Charlotte Swift hospital in
Manhattan at 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning, August 7, 1935. His short
stay here was a blessing to all who knew him and his cheerful disposition
a heritage to all who are left to mourn him.
He leaves to mourn his untimely departure his father and mother; a
brother, Gaylen; a sister Kathryn; his grandmother, Mrs. Gertie Taylor,
and his grandparents, Mr and Mrs P. A. Gillett of Olsburg; three aunts,
Mrs. Howard Shehi of Manhattan; Mrs. S. Roy Jones and Mrs Bartley Kelly
both of Kansas City, Missouri; and two nieces, Lemual Gillett of the U. S
. Navy and Byron Taylor of Westmoreland.
Funeral services were held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the
Christian church, conducted by Rev. Hildebrand of Marysville. Music was
fur nished by Mrs. H. O. Stone and Mrs. Lewis King, with Miss Lucille
King a t the piano. The pall bearers were Eugene Lockhart, Jackie
Wizarde, Fra ncis Oakes and Buddy Hart. Interment was in the Westmoreland

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