Taylor nee Jacobs, Edith May

Date: Wednesday, May 25,2016
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Thrusday, May 26, 2016

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

1245 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO


Edith May Taylor of Robertsville, MO, departed this life in St. Clair, MO, on May 22, 2016, having reached the age of ninety-six years, ten months and twenty days. Edith was born in St. Louis, MO, on July 2, 1919, daughter of David Jacobs, Sr. and Susan Elizabeth Jacobs nee Moise. On June 6, 1945, she was united in marriage to Rodman Aubrey Taylor and one daughter came to bless this union.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Susan Carpenter and fiancÚ, Mike Wheeler, of St. Clair, MO; by three grandchildren, Greg Carpenter of St. Clair, Timothy Carpenter and wife, Michele, of Portland, OR and Amanda Steffen and husband, Jason, of St. Clair; by three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Talir of Sullivan, MO, Brandon Carpenter of Union, MO, and Nicholas Carpenter of St. Clair; by two brothers, Rev. Dr. William Jacobs and wife, Patsy, of San Antonio, TX and Charles Jacobs of Camarillo, CA; by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Morgan of St. Clair; by three sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, David, Sr. and Susan Jacobs; by her husband, Rod Taylor; by her son-in-law, Donald Carpenter, Sr.; by one grandchild, Donald Carpenter, Jr.; by three brothers, Norman Jacobs, Eugene Jacobs and David Jacobs, Jr., and by two sisters, Evelyn Burns and Dorothy Timpone.

Edith was a devoted Christian and was baptized at a young age at the Immanuel Methodist Church in St. Louis, MO. About sixty years ago she transferred her membership to the United Methodist Church in St. Clair, MO. Edith has been a very active member of the church, having served the church in many capacities, including working in the kitchen at dinners, as a Sunday School teacher and as a youth counselor. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, and had served as an officer of Conference, both at the local level and the District level. Edith was a talented artist and doing oil painting was her favorite pastime. She also enjoyed crocheting, tatting and knitting. Working in her yard and garden was another of her hobbies. Nothing made her happier than the time she spent with her family. Her daughter and grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished the time they spent together.

A devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Hampton officiating. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, St. Clair, MO,