Roberta "Joan" Taylor

Sunday, May 29th, 1932 - Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Roberta “Joan” Taylor, 88, of Gardner, KS, passed away Oct. 19, 2020 at Wellsville Retirement Community. Joan will lie in state from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2020 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111, COVID protocol applies. Private graveside service and burial, October 27, 2020 at Westmoreland Cemetery, Westmoreland, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation or First Baptist Church, Gardner, KS. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at

Joan was born May 29, 1932 in Odebolt, Iowa to Clyde D. and Zelma (Murr) Frank. She grew up in Westmoreland, KS where she graduated from high school in 1949. Joan married Gaylen V. Taylor on April 17, 1951 in Westmoreland, KS. They moved to Gardner in December 1954. She was a loving, dedicated daycare provider for 28 years in Gardner; retiring in 1996. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Gardner, KS and the Day Care Assoc. of Johnson County. Joan enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and making wedding cakes. She was an avid reader. She & Gaylen enjoyed traveling the US, including trips to Alaska and into Canada in their RV. They spent several years wintering in Gulf Shores, Alabama where they made several friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Maurice Taylor and her sister, Ielean Ewing. Joan is survived by her husband, Gaylen, of the home; daughter, Mary Ann and husband Robert Mann, Duluth, GA; four grandchildren: Zachary and Michelle Taylor, Shawnee, KS; Christy Taylor and Scott Farkas, Twin Falls, Idaho; Scott and Toni Mann, Pasadena, MD; Alex Mann, Silver Springs, MD; and great-granddaughter, Amelia “Emmie” Mann, Pasadena, MD. Brother, DeWayne and wife Ila Frank, Westmoreland, KS and daughter-in-law, Joan Taylor, Gardner, KS. Many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
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Joan will lie in state from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kansas Graveside service 1:00 pm Tue., Oct. 27, 2020 Westmoreland Cemetery, Westmoreland, KS


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Larry, Diana, Donna and families

Posted at 02:06pm
With deepest sympathy, From the Donald Frank family.
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Mardelle Morrow

Posted at 08:44am
Oh dear, where do I start. We moved to Gardner in 1962. We became next door neighbors to the Taylors and they have been our dear friends since. No words can express our broken hearts but we also rejoice in her wonderful life. RIP my friend. Love to Gaylen and Mary Ann and families.

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Posted at 07:36am
Such wonderful memories. She has been a steady presence in our lives. We love you all and we are so sorry for your loss. Love from the Minton kids
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Jennifer Schafer

Posted at 01:13am
Zach, my heart goes out to you and your family in this difficult time. Thoguhts and prayers for all that were touched by your grandmother and may the memories be shared with joy and fellowship. God bless.

Bruce McDowell

Posted at 02:17pm
My great times that I had was sitting down and talking about your family and mine. We had lots of laughs. With deepest sympathy.
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