Wilma Lorene Walker Taylor

  • Born: December 25, 1916
  • Died: August 25, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Wilma Lorene Walker Taylor, 103, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual service will be held for Wilma at Ankeny First United Methodist Church in Ankeny, Iowa, (206 SW Walnut St.) following CDC guidelines. Pastor Angie Loomis will be officiating the funeral service at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 29, 2020. There is no formal visitation. Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake, Iowa. The live service may be viewed at: https://boxcast.tv/view/wilma-taylor-memorial-service-iqub01zvcokhg7nnr9pq.
At a later time, the service and power-point will also be available for viewing at the Memorial Services of Iowa website: www.MemorialServicesOfIowa.com
Wilma was born on December 25, 1916, in Cedar Valley (Calhoun County), Iowa. She was the second oldest of 13 children, born to Lincoln and Agatha Walker. Wilma was united in marriage to H. Frank Taylor on November 19, 1942, in Dakota City, Nebraska. She was a WWII bride. Frank and Wilma lived most of their married life farming in the Storm Lake, Iowa, area. They were married 72 years before his death on April 26, 2014.
Wilma enjoyed gardening and did a great amount of canning and freezing around the annual harvest. Being a wonderful cook and baker, she never let anyone leave her table hungry. In her spare time, she did embroidery work, patch-work quilts, and letter writing. Many have been blessed to be the recipients of these items. She was an avid reader and loved to keep in touch with family and friends by phone and email. Wilma was always willing to share her time and effort to benefit and help others. She was a very active volunteer in her church, community organizations, and charitable events and activities. She was a community fixture and shared her community involvement and infectious spirit with countless friends over the years
Wilma was a hard-working, sweet, loving, and gentle woman. Her legacy will be carried on through her three daughters, Mary Johnson (Lory) of Ankeny, Iowa, Donna Miller (Rob) of Clarion, Iowa, Shirley Laird (Randy) of Kansas City; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Jeanie Johnson of Calendar, Iowa, and Jo Ann Farber of Fort Dodge, Iowa; along with a multitude of nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven brothers; and three sisters.
The honorary pallbearers are Wilma's grandchildren, Daniel Johnson, Michael Johnson, Jason Miller, Robin Harrington, Julia Cheney and Matthew Laird.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Community State Bank, 817 North Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023 in Wilma's honor (please make checks payable to Mary Johnson). The donations will be distributed to charities that were close to Wilma's heart.

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