Mabel Velma Taylor


    Mabel Velma Taylor of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Champion City, Missouri on March 20, 1926 to Louis and Lizzie (Riske) Schebaum and passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the age of 94 years.


    She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri eventually making her home in the Sullivan , Missouri area in 1963.
    Mabel married Edward L. Taylor on May 20, 1944.
    Mabel was employed in several shoe factories in both St. Louis and Sullivan, Missouri. Then, for many years, Mabel cleaned for Hassebroek’s Funeral Home, Peterson Oil, KTUI Radio Station and several private homes. Mabel’s last employment was for the Bank of Sullivan, where she served as custodian for 23 years.
    Mabel had a great sense of humor and she loved playing a variety of card and board games. She also enjoyed gardening and fishing. Mabel had an extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers that she collected from all over the country.
    Mabel was a long-time member of New Testament Baptist Church, a 10-year member of Eastern Star Chapter 105, she volunteered many hours to the Sullivan Hospital Auxiliary and was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Taylor; one son, Louis (Sonny) Taylor; two grandchildren, Kim Romay and Gene Hopwood Jr.; one great grandchild, Sydney Hopwood; parents, Louis and Lizzie Schebaum; six siblings, Bill, Otto and Louis Schebaum, Elise Dierking, Irene Schebaum and Ida Schebaum in infancy; and one son-in-law, Gary Kraemer.
    She is survived by four children, Velma Kraemer of St. Louis, Missouri, Sandra Hopwood and husband Gene of Bourbon, Missouri, Edward Taylor and wife Norma of Jacksonville, North Carolina and Joseph Taylor and wife Lisa, of Union, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Chas, David and Kirsten Taylor, Terrie Kocisak and husband Steven of St. Louis, Missouri, Timothy Hopwood and wife Christine of Sullivan, Missouri, Angela Taylor of Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebecca Taylor and husband Buddy of Stafford, Virginia and Lucas Madden of Union, Missouri; 16 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister, Wilhelmine Halmich of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Rovina Schebaum of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastors Josh and Dave Wright officiating.
    Interment followed in I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.