Jack Lee Tayloe of Cuba Missouri was born on January 5, 1934 in University City, Missouri to Maurice and Della (Rutz) Tayloe and passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 27 days.
He was raised in University City and later met Mary Edlen while attending Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri.
Jack was the local college photographer and Mary was smitten by his warm smile and friendly spirit.
On December 24, 1954, the two were married in a small church in Luray, Missouri. They were married for 64 years, when Mary passed.
Jack spent a good part of his life working for trucking companies, Phillips 66, Ruan, Roadway, Be Mack and Scherman were a few. He was also a lover of science, biology, and teaching. However, Jack’s first love was the family farm, located halfway between Owensville and Cuba Missouri. Together Jack and Mary raised Hereford cattle.
The farm has been in the family since it was first purchased from the railroad by Jack’s maternal grandparents, Charles and Laura (Souders) Rutz. Then around 1950 Jack’s parents, Maurice and Della (Rutz) Tayloe, purchased the farm from them. During that period, the Tayloe and Rutz family worked together to run an egg distribution facility on the farm. They used panel-sided trucks which were labeled with the company’s name “Valleyview Farms.”
The last year and a half of his life, Jack lived in Stonebridge Nursing Home in Owensville, Missouri. loved him and enjoyed the
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Della Tayloe; son, Joseph Maurice Tayloe; and wife, Mary Tayloe.
He is survived by his children, Dan Tayloe and wife Vicki of Phoenix, Arizona, Ed Tayloe and wife Mary Ann of Cuba, Missouri and Jeanette (Tayloe) Lawson and husband Shawn of James Island, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
Graveside service was at the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.