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Obituary for Jo Ann Taylor

Taylor, Barbara “Jo Ann”, 86, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and retired BOE 259 elementary secretary, passed away March 3, 2018.

Visitation will be 1-8 Friday, March 9 at Smith Mortuary, Derby. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Living Word Christian Church, 201 N Derby Ave, Derby. Graveside service will be 2:30 pm Saturday at Vinita Cemetery, Southwest of Cheney.

Jo Ann was born June 4, 1931 in Wichita to Joe and Isabel (Meadow-Castor) Padgett. She attended a country school through seventh grade, and eighth grade through high school in Cheney. She was valedictorian of her 1949 class. Jo Ann lived in Kansas, South Dakota, California and Washington. She returned to Derby in 1968 where she resided for the rest of her life. There, she worked for BOE 259 as secretary at Funston Elementary for 14 years and Stanley Elementary for another 13 years before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Troilynn Ann Hurn; husbands, Troy Hurn and Donald Travis.

Survivors include: husband, Linford Taylor, Derby; son, Tracy Hurn, Murdock; granddaughter, Amber (Bryan) Dennett, Salina; five great grandchildren, Jackson, Mia, Miles Dennett and Faith and Christian Hanson; and sister, Evelynn Pennington. Memorials to Derby Senior Center, 611 N. Mulberry Rd #100, Derby, KS 67037.
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