The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 9, 2013

Catherine M. “Grandma” Taylor, 95, Liverpool


The Daily Item

— LIVERPOOL — Catherine Margaret “Grandma” Taylor, 95, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.

Catherine was born Sept. 4, 1917, in Altoona, a daughter of the late Charles and Alga (Nearhood) Burkhart. On June 7, 1936, she married Alton E. “Doc” Taylor, who preceded her on Jan. 27, 1986.

Catherine attended school in Altoona.

She and Alton operated Taylor’s Turkeys from 1945 to 1972. She also worked as a cook for the former Good Samaritan Home, Liverpool.

Catherine was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Millerstown, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Susquehanna Valley Sportsman’s Association.

Catherine loved to garden, cook, bake, sew and read. Her life centered around her church, family and friends.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Sarah Taylor, of Liverpool; two grandsons, Robert Taylor Jr. and his wife, Hollie, and their children, Jessica Rose and Chase Edward Taylor, of Mechanicsburg, and Richard Taylor and his wife, Jessica, of Liverpool; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy and Dave Colebaugh, of South Carolina, and Annie Hess, of Connecticut; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles Jr. and Pat Burkhart, of Florida; a brother-in-law, Edward Brandt, of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded by three sisters, Marian Westbrook and her husband, Robert, Vivian Shively and her husband, David, and Joan Brandt.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the funeral at 2, at the George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, with Pastor James M. Westgate officiating.

Burial will be in St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Millerstown.

Gifts may be made in Catherine’s memory to her church, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 600 Centerville Road, Millerstown, PA 17062.