Mary Jo Taylor

Born in Columbus, OH on February 4, 1933

Departed on October 10, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mary Joan Taylor, 87, of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Preceded in death by her parents; Daniel and Margaret (Shisler) Looker. Survived by her husband Donald of 70 years, children; Mike Taylor (Beverly) of Hendersonville and Diann Taylor Rausch (Edward) of Omaha, Nebraska, grandchildren; Rebecca Rausch Miner, Jessica Rausch Dickson, Laura Rausch Anderson, Ken Taylor and Dan Taylor, great-grandchildren; Grant Miner, Morgan Dickson, Clay Rausch, Taylor Anderson and Ellie Taylor. Mary is also survived by many extended family and friends.

Mary was born on February 4, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy High School in Columbus. Mary worked as a Sales Associate for menswear at FR Lazarus in Columbus for over 20 year. She also worked for the American Concrete Pumpers Association in Columbus.

Mary loved to craft, decorate and travel the world with Don. She was an avid golfer and loved to play bridge with Don as her partner.

Mary was the president of Holy Name Society at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Columbus and was a member of the Women’s Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 East Main Street in Hendersonville on Thursday, October 15th from 5:00 PM – 7:00PM. Mary will be interred along side her parents in Columbus, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made in Mary Jo's name to the American Diabetes Association at

11 Comments to Mary Jo Taylor

  1. Tommy Brown
    October 12, 2020 6:28 pm

    Mrs Mary you will be truly missed. I have loved getting to know you and your family over the past year.

  2. Kelsey Resch
    October 13, 2020 3:10 pm

    You will be truly missed. You have made such an impact on my life over this past year more than you know. I will be forever grateful for you and your family.

  3. Brad Alfred Taylor
    October 13, 2020 3:19 pm

    Your nephew, Brad has always loved: “You and Uncle Don”. I shared some (a lot) of memories with Penny the other evening (listening to Tom Jones). I’m not known for sharing deep personal thoughts and memories with anyone (My Bad). But they were/are very special. My memories of you are forever on my mind. I Love You…Aunt Mary Jo. A toast… (Top Shelf Scotch, of course) to Your Coming Home!

  4. Ron morgan
    October 14, 2020 12:46 pm

    Don, So sorry to hear about Mary Jo. We will be praying for you & thinking of you. Ron & Kathy Morgan

    October 14, 2020 1:22 pm

    Dear Don:
    I want to express you my heartfelt condolences for your loss of a lifetime partner.
    I have always valued your frienship of many years.

  6. Wayne Priddy
    October 14, 2020 5:23 pm

    Dear Mr. Don Taylor and Family,

    So sorry about your loss of Mary Jo. We will be praying for you and all of your family. It’s really awesome to know that you were together 70 years, that’s a rare thing these days. There were many times I remember when You & Mary Jo were visiting with my Dad and Mom (George & Mary Alice Priddy) either at Con-Forms business meetings or even World of Concrete shows when I was a young tag-a-long kid. You and Mary Jo were always very kind to me then as well as later when I also became involved in the concrete pumping industry! Mary Jo will truly be missed! May God give you peace and comfort through this difficult time.

    God Bless!
    Wayne & Sue Priddy

  7. Nathan Germany
    October 15, 2020 3:39 pm

    Dear Don Taylor and Family,

    Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Nathan and Niki Germany

  8. James & Gloria Taylor
    October 15, 2020 3:55 pm

    Uncle Don, Mike and Diane:

    So sorry for your loss and know that we will always remember the good times with Aunt Mary Jo when our families were able to get together like the time we came to Wisconsin and slept on your floor at Thanksgiving and the many trips to Gammie and Grandpa’s where we all gathered. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope to see you soon.

    Jimmie & Gloria

  9. Edward Bauersfeld
    October 15, 2020 4:01 pm

    Dear Don ; With Ginny”s & my deepest sympathy we are sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and the two of you made a great couple. I will always remember the wonderful fun memories of board meetings (vacations) with the ACPA all over the country. The ACPA was blessed to have the two of you take over our association when times were difficult. Thanks for the memories.

    Thoughts and prayers,
    Ed & Ginny Bauersfeld

  10. Marcia Taylor Compton
    October 15, 2020 4:28 pm

    Uncle Don, Mike, and Diann,
    So sorry for your loss of Aunt MaryJo. We have great memories, like when we visited you at Wisconsin for Thanksgiving. The traveling turkey from the back porch to the table and back to the back porch. And waking up and Mike and Be v and the boys surprised us. Great times at Gammie and Grandpa’s get togethers. Differently the “gathering place.” Prayers to you and all the family. Love Marcia and Ron

  11. Rita Clemans
    October 20, 2020 3:54 pm

    Don, Mike & Diane, So sorry for the passing of Mary Jo. A dear friend from many years ago. Many fond & joyful times at your house. Many Christmas parties, I gould go on and on. Prayers to you & your lovely family. Love…..Rita Clemans

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