Thelma Maysel Taylor, 98, of Minnora

Thelma Maysel Taylor, 98, of Minnora, died March 11, 2004 in Morgantown following an extended illness.

Born in Clay County, the Oak Ridge Community, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Columbus and Londia Foreman. She was a member of the Minnora United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Taylor spent much of her life as a practical nurse in private homes in the Charleston area. During World War II she worked at he Naval Aviontics defense Plant at Institute WV to finance her studies to be a Practical Nurse.

Shortly after WW II she purchased a dairy farm at Sutton. In the late 1940s she sold the farm and moved to Charleston to once again take up nursing. She went into the construction business with her son Bob Taylor. In 1970 she retired from nursing to attend to her aging mother and father.

Surviving, sons, Bernard E. Taylor and his wife Kathryn of Morgantown and Joe Taylor and his wife Penny of Minnora; a daughter-in-law Janice Frame Taylor of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Also surviving, sisters, Emma Silmon of Ripley. Judia E. Slater of Orlando, Florida and Maxine Sigmon of Charleston; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil M. Taylor and two sons, Robert and James.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg. Rev. Tim Hickman will officiate. Interment will be in the Foreman Family Cemetery at Oak Hill Ridge, Procious.

Visitation Sunday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.