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Helen McKamey Taylor

February 18, 1926 — April 16, 2024

Stuart

Helen McKamey Taylor

Helen McKamey Taylor, age 98 of Stuart, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Martinsville Hospital. She was born February 18, 1926, to the late Samuel H. McKamey and Rhoda Frazier McKamey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marshall A. Taylor. Also preceding her in death are three brothers, Richard McKamey, Edgar McKamey, and her twin brother, Earl McKamey; and two sisters Edith Craddock and Mary Rorrer.

Surviving are a daughter and a son, Dianne Thompson (Murray) of Elkton, MD and Barry Taylor (Cathy Turner) of Stuart; four grandchildren Lori Beard (Monty), John N. Thompson (Kelly), John Taylor (Nicole), Sarah Brown (Jon); six great-grandchildren James Beard, Brantley Taylor, Sammy Taylor, Lulu Taylor, Marshall Brown and Jack Brown, and many nieces and nephews.

Helen graduated from Hardin Renolds Memorial High School. She lived and worked in Baltimore, MD after high school before moving back to Patrick County where she briefly worked at duPont in Martinsville. She and Marshall married July 13, 1946, and they started their family in Stuart. Helen worked at the United Elastic plant for many years and was also manager of the J P Stevens store at the time of her retirement. She spent many hours over the years volunteering at the hospital, the nursing home, and the blood bank in Patrick County. She was a life-long member of the Stuart United Methodist Church.

She loved all flowers, and with her green thumb she grew many flowers, most exceptionally Christmas cactus and amaryllis. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor Tommy Shepherd officiating.  Burial will follow in Patrick Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stuart Church of Living Water, P.O. Box 946, Stuart, VA 24171. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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Funeral Service

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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