Cal Howard Taylor, 75, of Marshall, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Clarence Care Center in Clarence. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Clarence United Methodist Church, with Beryl Cragg and Nelson Weber officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Clarence at a later date.
He was born in Shipman, Ill., on Feb. 15, 1932, the son of Howard A. Taylor and Marguerite Barry Taylor. On Aug. 13, 1961, he was united in marriage to Joan Hutton in Clarence, who survives. He was a member of the Marshall United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, and was an usher. He graduated from New Berlin High School in New Berlin, Ill., and Mohler Barber College in St. Louis. He served his country for four years in the United States Air Force. He was a retired barber -- hair stylist working in Clarence and Marshall. For many years he owned his own shop. He was a member of the American Legion, Saline County Coin Club, a charter member of the Horseshoe Club, a charter member of the Optimist Club, Marshall Square Dance Club and served on the Senior Citizen Nutrition Board. He lived in Marshall most of his life and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Memorials may be made to the Cal Taylor Memorial Fund for the education of his grandson, and may be left at the funeral home at 401 South Center, Shelbina, 63468, or sent to the funeral home at P. O. Box 516, Shelbina, MO 63468.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lynn M. Taylor of Huntsville, Ala., and Laura L. Haines and her husband, Doug, of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandsons, Andrew and Luke Haines; a brother, Charles Taylor of Fenton; three sisters: Regina Hauser of St. Louis, Judy Smock of Clarence and Ina Cason of Macon; and two aunts, Norma Lange of Humboldt, Tenn., and Lou Ann Taylor of Clarence.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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