Betty J Taylor

Betty J. Taylor, 87, of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018 at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Betty Jean Wilson was born on May 18, 1931, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Victor A. and Helen I. (Brady) Wilson. She was a 1948 graduate of Maquoketa High School and married Lee E. Taylor Jr. on June 12, 1949, in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union four children were born, Vickie, Ronald, Cathy and Dennis.

Betty was a homemaker who in her younger years had worked as an aide at Jackson County Public Hospital, and also for National Tea Grocery Store, both in Maquoketa.

Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, working on puzzles, socializing at her favorite hangout place McDonald’s, playing cards, and going to garage sales.

Those left to honor Betty’s memory include her children, Vickie (Steve) Earles of Maquoketa, Iowa, Ronnie (Connie) Taylor of Maquoketa, Iowa, Cathy Blackburn of Maquoketa, Iowa, and Dennis (Lesa) Taylor of Prior Lake, Minn.; a brother, Lonny Wilson of Bettendorf, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lee on Aug. 3, 2001; and three grandchildren, Lara Taylor, Billy Blackburn, Zander Blackburn.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Betty J. Taylor memorial fund has been established.

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