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Karen M. Taylor

Karen M. Taylor, 71, of Havana, passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb. She was born on May 10, 1948 in Elmhurst, a daughter of Ivar and Dorothy (Wissing) Anderson. She married Randall Taylor on June 29, 1966 in Roselle. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Aaron (Donna) Taylor of Round Lake Beach, Trevor (Tonya Ray) Taylor of Port Charlotte, Florida, Athena (Aaron) Brooks of Marietta; nine grandchildren; two brothers, John Anderson, DJ Horeck, and one sister, Janice Scavella. Karen worked as a florist, artist, taught painting class for several years, and was a bus driver. She was a member of Havana Church of Christ, VFW women’s auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge both in Havana. She loved to play Bunco, go to the movies and was an avid reader. She was known to most for her huge smile and being a great loving person to all. Per Karen’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, December 28 at the Havana VFW from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Marietta Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Havana VFW or to Rebekah Lodge in Havana. To leave online condolences please visit

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  1. Marilyn Bale on January 27, 2020 at 11:28 am

    I just found out about your loss. I was in Havana and wanted to see how Randy was doing and to see about Karen as well. Was shocked to find the house empty and the fact that Karen was gone.
    I have some very fond memories with her, and you Athena as well. Remember the lipstick?? I relate that often and will never forget your response. You both were very dear to me. I don’t do well with Email so If you have opportunity please write me or call me.Marilyn Bale, 29988 E. Manito Rd., Manito, Il. 61546 Phone: (309) 968-6931

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