Marjorie Jane Taylor, 95, taught Sunday school for 50 years, enjoyed square dancing

By on April 30, 2014


Marjorie Jane (Klahre) Taylor, 95, formerly of Hollidaysburg and Altoona, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Lancaster.

“Margie” was born on December 18, 1918 in Altoona to Bernard and Grace (Stoke) Klahre.

On May 20, 1945 Margie married Hawn Samuel Taylor at Simpson Methodist Church in Altoona. Sam passed away on April 18, 1989 and their only son, Richard, passed away on May 14, 2003.

Margie was a 1936 graduate of Altoona High School and attended Penn State for two years. She was employed by Sears, Stellabotte and J&M printing in Altoona as both a bookkeeper and office manager. She taught Sunday school at Simpson Methodist Church for 50 years. Margie and Sam enjoyed square dancing and camping and she served in various positions including president for the Pennsylvania Dancing Campers and Chimney Rock Square Dance Club. Margie was also a former member of the Hollidaysburg Eastern Star. In 1987, Margie joined the Hollidaysburg YMCA and volunteered wherever needed. She served as secretary of the board of directors for the YMCA and was thrilled to be named member emeritus of the board. Margie’s hobbies included needlepoint, quilting and counted cross stitch.

She is survived by her sister-in-law: Ethel Taylor Boland, with whom she resided with for the last seven years at The Groves Assisted Living in Ephrata. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law: Margaret Taylor; sister-in-law: Lauretta Taylor Fay; nephews: David Boland and Lynn Taylor; nieces: Sue Zimmerman and Chris Hackenberg.

Her sister, Virginia; and brother, Robert, also preceded her in death.

Internment at Alto Reste Cemetery, Altoona. Memorial service to be announced at a later time.

Online condolences may be posted at The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Lancaster, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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