Shirley S. Taylor 04/13/2013

Shirley TaylorShirley S. Taylor
Shirley Taylor, 78, Canton, died, April 13, 2013, at her home. Calling hours will be at the funeral home, Tuesday, April 16, 2 -4 and 7 – 9 PM, the funeral service will be Wednesday, April 17th, 1:00 PM, Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Kane and companion George Britt, Uniontown, PA, Sandra and husband Andrew Morrison, DeKalb, a brother, Herbert Stacy, Lowville, a sister Helen Stacy, Gouverneur, grandchildren, Kristin and her husband Robert Allender, Devon Kane, Andrea Morrison, Stacy Morrison, a brother in-law Bill Taylor, DeKalb, a sister in-law Gwen Taylor, Gouverneur, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ellen Taylor, a brother Harold Stacy, and a sister, Marion Davis. Shirley was born on February 7, 1935 in Gouverneur, the daughter of Robert and Gartha Stevens Stacy. She graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1954. Shirley married Daniel S. Taylor on July 31, 1954 at the Gouverneur Presbyterian Church, Rev. Andrew Schofield officiating, Dan died on March 23, 2010. Shirley was a food service worker at Canton Central School for over 17 years, she retired in 2006. She was a member, Sunday school teacher and on the Sunshine 2001, she was a 4H leader and judged sewing, a member of the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club, Canton Senior Citizen Club, and The Friday Girls. She loved to knit, sew and her cats. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley or the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church.

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  1. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. We will miss your mom and her cheerful, loving spirit. Love to you all, Chris and Elizabeth

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family

  3. What a gift to have given her, comfort and freedom of suffering with hospice care. It takes a strong family and strong person, like your mother, to embrace the end and choose comfort. I am thinking of you Sue and your dear family. Hold eachother close. May your strength for one and other hold you up.

  4. My thoughts are with you, Sue and Sandra. Your mother was a special gift that God gave us all. He has decided that her work on earth is done and she can now
    see the loved ones that she has so missed, that passed before her. Love you

  5. So very sorry for your loss. May God Bless and Guide you and your family through this difficult time and bring peace soon to your hearts.
    Brandi Lee Szabo

  6. Shirley certainly loved her job at CCS,she was so kind & helpful to the students & staff ,always a smile on her face ,a pleasure to work with.
    Jerry Hourihan

  7. Shirley certainly loved her job at CCS,she was so kind & helpful to the students & staff ,always a smile on her face.
    Jerry Hourihan

  8. We feel blessed to have known Shirley. She was a beautiful person who made
    the world a better place. Our prayers and love are with you all at this sad

  9. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you and your family find comfort and peace with your loss.
    Pat Kubistek

  10. I will miss Shirley she was such a wonderful person. She enjoyed telling me about her family while we were doing Avon. She loved them so. Prayers and thoughts are with the family. Jane Prespare

  11. Sue–so very sorry to learn about your loss. From the messages it appears that your Mom was a wonderful women and was loved. If there is anything I can do for you just let me know.

  12. Sandra and extended family: I am so glad that I came out to see Shirley the day before Easter and spend time with her and your family. I never did get back out to see her after that due to my gram being in the hospital for three weeks and her finally being brought home and passing away the 19th. I loved the stories your mom would tell me about you girls growing up and even some about the grandchildren. Shirley certainly was a great great lady and even though I only knew her for a short time, I loved her greatly! She always had something to tell me, she shared her worries with me and I am very proud that she chose me to do all that with. She was right when she told you that we cried together, laughed together and had become great friends. I will always remember her and cherish the time that we did have together. Heather Kazek

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