Service


Date:

September 18, 2018

Start Time:

11:00 a.m.

Location:

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address:

5615 SW 14th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Arrangements By:

Brooks South Town Chapel

Visitation


Date:

September 18, 2018

Start Time:

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address:

5615 SW 14th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Thelma Taylor

Thelma M. (Horn) Taylor, 91, died September 10, 2018 at home.  She was born December 6, 1926 at Ladora, Iowa to Frank and Martha (Timm) Horn.  Thelma graduated from Beech High School in 1945 where she was on the basketball team.  She was married to Clair E. Taylor on March 12, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa.  To this union two children were born, Joanne May and Alan Taylor.  Thelma and Clair were divorced.

 

Thelma enjoyed her work as a bookkeeper and worked at Aetna, Southern Insurers, Iowa Power and Light Co., Garner Publishing Co. (27 years) and Autorama until she was 90.  She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Thelma enjoyed bowling and she and friends would make an annual vacation trip attending the National Women’s Bowling Tournament for 25 years.  She crocheted hundreds of kitchen scratchers and enjoyed giving them to many people.  Her yard has many perennials that she transplanted from family and friends over the years.

 

Survivors include her children: Joanne May and Alan Taylor; two grandchildren: Corey Taylor and Barbi May; six great-grandchildren: Angelina Rosenbaum, Griffin and Ryan Taylor, Taylor Rose, Rebel and Ami Roquet; sisters: Lillian Buzzard of Hartford, Sandra (Jim) Skinner of Lacona, and Susan Glick of Indianola; and brothers: Roland and Shirley Horn of Knoxville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers: Frank Horn Jr., Ervin Horn, and Richard Horn.

 

Thelma’s funeral will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, with her burial at Pleasantville Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.

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