Berdena R. Taylor

Aug. 25, 1922-Oct. 30, 2019

Berdena R. Taylor, 97, of Napoleon passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Alpine Village in Napoleon, where she resided.

She was born Aug. 25, 1922, in Rushsylvania, Ohio, to John Knowles and Winnie Estella (Dixon) Titus. She married John Taylor, and he preceded her in death in 1990.

Berdena leaves behind to cherish her memory four children, Tim (Shirley) Taylor, Ned (Dorothy) Taylor, Choice (Randy) Schutt, and Tina (Jesse) Santos; daughter-in-law, Linda Taylor; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Tom Taylor.

Berdena is also survived by her faith family, Napoleon Church of the Nazarene, where she was very involved. She played the piano, and organ, and sang in the church choir. In her earlier years, Berdena was a 4-H advisor. Then, giving 17 years of her senior life, she worked doing laundry at the Filling Home of Mercy in Napoleon.

In her leisure, Berdena crocheted, and sewed, and being a talented artist, she also painted. If she was given a paintbrush she would paint just about anything, and did!

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Walker-Hoening Mortuary, 333 W. Main St., Napoleon. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m., pastors Justin Braun and Chip Bullock presiding. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance.

Memorial contributions may be made to Napoleon Church of the Nazarene.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.

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