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Beverly J. Taylor
  • December 18, 1937 - June 18, 2018
  • South Pekin, Illinois

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SOUTH PEKIN ~ Beverly Jean “Bev” Taylor, 80, of South Pekin, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at her home.

Born December 18, 1937 in Princeville to Mae Louise Martzluf, she married Lloyd F. Taylor on November 1, 1957 in Pekin.  He died August 1, 1996 in Champaign.  Also preceding her in death are mother and step-father, Levi Bishop, and her grandparents, including Clarence and Bessie Martzluf, whom helped raise her.

Surviving are one daughter, Lisa J. (Robert) Neff of Pekin; two sons, Kenneth L. (Tina) Taylor of Peoria Heights and Jody (Sally) Taylor of East Peoria; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert Bishop of Spring Bay, Levi (Mavis) Bishop and Carl (Debbie) Bishop, both of Mapleton.

A homemaker, Bev had worked in photo processing in Peoria Heights in the late 1950’s.

She had volunteered at Ewe’s Treasures in Pekin since 1994.  She enjoyed collecting knick-knacks, helping others and talking on the C.B. radio.  Her “handle” was Nervous Mother.  She was also one who liked everything done quick.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Heather Robertson will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Prospect Cemetery in Dunlap.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran School, 3201 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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