Taylor nee Bader, Marjorie "Margie" Jean

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM

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

Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM)


Marjorie Jean Taylor, known to all as Margie, of Lonedell, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on August 18, 2019, having reached the age of eighty-six years, six months and eight days. Margie was born in St. Louis, MO, on February 10, 1933, daughter of Elmer Mathias Bader and Mabel Bader nee Pierce. On August 4, 1954, she was united in marriage to Royal Clark Daniel Taylor and four children came to bless this union.

Margie is survived by one son, Jeffrey Taylor and wife, Jayne, of St. Clair, MO; by two daughters, Susan Taylor of Lonedell, MO, and Melissa Peterson and husband, Ben, of San Antonio, TX; by two brothers, Gordon Bader of Neosho, MO, and David Bader of Cuba, MO; by one sister, Jeanniene Baker of Troy, MO; by two siblings-in-law, Norma Bader of O’Fallon, MO and Roger Rapplean of Wentzville, MO; by six grandchildren, Matthew Taylor and wife, Emily, of Ft. Worth, TX, Benjamin Taylor of Ft. Worth, TX, Joshua Taylor of St. Clair, MO, Jeremiah Taylor and wife, Leah, of High Ridge, MO, Timothy Peterson of San Antonio, TX and Abigail Peterson of College Station, TX; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mabel Bader; by her husband, Royal Taylor; by one son, Timothy Joel Taylor; by two brothers, Sherwood and Douglas Bader, and by three sisters, Naomi Marler, Eileen Norton and Karen Rapplean.

Margie was a Christian and had most recently attended the First Christian Church in Washington, MO. She was a faithful wife, traveling with Royal during his twenty-four-year military career. They had lived in seven States and no matter where she lived, Margie remained a vigilant Christian, volunteering to be of service to others. During the years they lived in Ft. Worth, TX, she was employed as a secretary at a physician’s office. One of Margie’s favorite pastimes was putting on puppet shows at churches and schools. She had also given of her time to care for the ill whenever it was needed. She was a talented, outgoing person and enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting and crochet. Many of her paintings graced the walls of her home and she was often wearing garments she made. Gardening was another of her hobbies. After Royal retired and they moved back to St. Clair, Margie owned and operated Floral Expressions in St. Clair for about ten years. She was an avid reader and took college classes in her adult life. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live on in their hearts forever.

A loving and devoted mother, mother-in-law, 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 Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Chris Strickland officiating. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, (RZIM), 3755 Mansell Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30022.