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Edith Adelia (Lewis) Taylor, 95, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Allegany Health Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born Nov. 7, 1922, in Cumberland, she was the eldest child of the late Chancey Lloyd and Retha Mae Lewis. Edith was predeceased by her husband William A. Taylor; two sisters, Nettie Gay Saville and husband Leroy and Lora V. Whittington and husband Jack; and twin brothers, Earl and Merle Lewis; brother-laws Dennis Taylor and Charles Taylor and wife Gladys.
She graduated from Fort Hill High School in 1939 and Catherman's Business School in 1942. She married William Albert Taylor on April 26, 1944. Edith retired from PPG Industries in 1982 after 23 years of service.
Edith was a life-long member of Living Stone Church of the Brethren where she was active in many functions. She sang in the choir, occasionally played piano, participated in the ladies quilting group, served as Deaconess and on committees. Her love of God and family was the foundation for living that she passed on to her children. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Bill, who served as a delegate to several church conferences. She volunteered with the Salvation Army Ladies Auxillary, delivered Meals on Wheels and participated in PTA and scouting activities.
Edith loved to travel to visit family and enjoyed taking vacations and playing games with them. She and her husband, Bill, along with some friends, bicycled the entire C&O Canal towpath from Cumberland to Georgetown over the span of a summer. They both enjoyed square dancing and vacations at the beach on the Outer Banks, N.C. She loved singing, especially in church quartets and playing the accordion and piano. She enjoyed bowling with both church and PPG leagues and making ceramics with her sisters and close friends.
The last 17 years of her life had been a long journey battling dementia and other illnesses, but in the blink of an eye, her sufferings were transformed into rejoicing for she now resides with Jesus! The family would like to thank the staff of Allegany Health Nursing & Rehab Center for their care of Mom during her 3 year stay.
Surviving are her children, John Dennis Taylor and wife Jody, Fayetteville, N.C., William Lewis Taylor of Cumberland, Ronald Charles Taylor and wife Terri of Crowley, Texas, and Connie Louise Michael of Pasadena; grandchildren, Jessica Riedl and husband Matthew, Portland, OR, Lori Taylor, Raleigh,N.C., Aaron Taylor and wife Danielle, Bear River City, Utah, Lindsey Nelson and husband Rob, Murray, Utah, Christopher Michael and wife Kristy, Pasadena, Erica Michael and fiancé Stephen Slaugenhopf, Pasadena, Cameron Taylor, Utah, Susan Dudley and husband Spencer, Toronto, Canada, Benjamin Taylor and wife Sarah, Logan, Utah, Penny Taylor, Crowley, Texas; along with Jody's children, Mary Bennett and husband Jack and Pam Tonet and husband Joseph of Fayetteville, N.C. She is also survived by brother Ronald Lewis and wife Elsie "Terry", Cumberland; sister Helen Holler, Chesapeake Beach; sister-in-law, Adele Taylor, Ohio; as well as 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave. Cumberland on Thursday, Feb.8, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Living Stone Church of the Brethren on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at 1 p.m. with Minister Gerald Hott officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.
Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Salvation Army Ladies Auxillary, P.O.Box 2467, Cumberland, MD 21503 or Living Stone Church of the Brethren, 114 N. Cedar St, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.
Published on February 3, 2018
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