Obituary Detail

Ethel L. Taylor - 85
2/23/1922 - 8/5/2007

DeKalb, IL - Ethel L. Taylor, 85, of DeKalb, passed away in her home Sunday, August 5, 2007. She was born February 23, 1922 in DeKalb. She was the daughter of Harry D. and Gladys D. Horton.

Ethel was a member of the DeKalb Township High School class of 1940, and attended classes at Northern Illinois State Teaching College. She was a fifty year member of the Order of Eastern Star and Ladies of the Moose. Ethel was united in marriage with Willard Rue “Pete” Taylor, December 28, 1950. She ran the restaurant at the DeKalb/Taylor Airport while it was managed by her husband. While active at the airport she entered the Powder Puff Derby in 1957 and 1961. She also earned her license for multiple engine planes. Later in life she enjoyed working with the children at the Montessori School where she was affectionately known as “ET”

She is survived by two sisters Helen Horton Pedersen of DeKalb and Gladys Irene Horton Larem, of Chadwick, a niece Janet (Tom) Siebrasse, of DeKalb, 3 nephews Jim (Teri) Conlin of Roscoe, John (Donna) Conlin and Jeff Pedersen, of DeKalb. Four stepchildren Shirley (Louis) Thorson, of Earlville, Clarence (Pat) Taylor of DeKalb, Bonnie (Dean) Elliott, of St. Charles and Jack (Sharon) Taylor, of DeKalb and several great nieces and nephews and step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, a son “Petie”, one great nephew, Thomas Daniel Siebrasse, one stepson, Jerry Taylor, and two step grandchildren Steven Thorson and Carol Tyler.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 11:00am at the First Congregational Church in DeKalb with pastors Joseph Gastiger and Judy Harris Officiating. Cremation will follow the service in the Finch Crematory, and burial of cremains will be in Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. The visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 10:00am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the March of Dimes birth defects. To send an online condolence visit: Arrangements were entrusted to: Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115. (815)758-3841.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
10:00am - 11:00am
First Congregational Church in DeKalb

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
First Congregational Church in DeKalb

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Visitor Comments
I just wanted to let all of know how sorry I was to hear the news about Ethel's passing. I had just seen her in June at Red Royalty's visitation and we had a nice visit. She explained all about her fall this winter. I thought her spirits seemed high and was really surprised when I heard the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Sherry
Sherry Wood
8/7/2007 8:41 PM
"ET" as she preferred to be called at the Montessori School of DeKalb will always be remembered as a beloved teacher and friend. She adored children and was always there for them with a ready smile and helping hand. She lived life to its fullest and was great fun. She will be greatly missed. Beverly Ann Smith and the Montessori Children
Beverly Ann Smith
8/8/2007 8:59 AM
ET was such a wonderful person! My children would often refer to her as " Grandma ET" and still talk about her almost everytime they see an airplane. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives and my boys learned a great deal from her. I learned that no matter how bad things seem always look at the positive in the situation. I was sad to see her leave from Montessori and even more sad to hear of this news but I am happy to say that I knew her and blessed that my kids will always have "Grandma ET". We Love You Dearly! Kayesha Kaleb and Jalen Williams
Kayesha Williams
8/8/2007 9:04 PM
Aunt Ethel will be missed. I can remember when I was a little boy that me and my mom and dad and cousin Kathy took a trip to dekalb to see her and it was awsome. Growing up all I could think about was one day moving to Dekalb and playing football for NIU but that day never came. She was full of energy and excitement up until her passing. Aunt Ethel we love you and we hope to see you one day again in heaven. Any family memeber trying to get ahold of us can email me at: Billy Bottoms, Johnya Bottoms, Jordan Bottoms, Mackenzie Bottoms
Billy Joe Bottoms
8/12/2007 2:36 AM
I was shocked to learn of Ethel Taylor's death. I just learned today about her death.11-12-08 I was emailing her last year and suddenly EMAILS STOPPED. She helped me locate some family. My Father was EVAN B CLARK. She had sent pics i never would've had. GOD BLESS ALL Ethel's FAMILY. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY! ONE of a kind good woman. In CHRIST'S service DeDe Keene aka Delores Evelyn Clark
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