Taylor Whitley Graybill


    Taylor Whitley Graybill of Leasburg, Missouri was born on December 10, 1944 in Weatherby, Missouri to Maurice and Annis (McFee) Graybill and passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the age of 76 years.


    He grew up attending county school and graduated from Winston High School, Class of 1962.
    Taylor married Karen Hancock on June 2, 1967 in Cameron, Missouri. They raised their family in various parts of northern Missouri while Taylor worked as a rancher and farrier. Taylor and Karen eventually divorced.
    Taylor spent some time in western Kansas just living the cowboy life. He loved being a cowboy, and in his later years, he enjoyed teaching his grandkids about horses and being a cowboy. Taylor also loved watching rodeo’s and old westerns, welding and building.
    He married Karen Marie Elmore on March 1, 2006 in Clayton, New Mexico. They enjoyed many years together and had recently moved to Leasburg, Missouri to be near Karen’s family. They truly were together until the end, as both of them passed away on the same day, within four hours of one another.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Annis Graybill; four brothers, Given (his twin brother who died at birth), Olin, Ralph and John Graybill; and one sister, Alice Green.
    Heis survived by his two children, Koll Graybill and wife, Becky of Sublette, Kansas and Toni Lynch and husband Matthew of Buffalo, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, K.T. Graybill and wife Savannah of Satanta, Kansas, Callie Graybill (Raul Rodriguez) of Hooker, Oklahoma, Kyle Rutledge and wife Michelle of Callahan, Colorado and Jaxson Millirons of Buffalo, Oklahoma; six great grandchildren, Eli, Rose, Gus, Marilyn, Joe and Adam; four sisters, Carol Peeble of North Carolina, Emma Dee Escott of Michigan, Billie Hammond of Arizona and Arlene Ogan of Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Cremation arrangements took place.
    Memorial services for Taylor and Karen are being planned for a later date, in southwest Kansas, as well as a private family service in north Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.