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Martha L. "Marty" Taylor, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Waterford Place Health Campus. She was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Howard County, to C. Earl and M. Pauline (Kain) Taylor.
Marty entered the convent in 1949 and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1950. She received her habit on July 2, 1950, and and was given the name Sister Mary Kathleen, SJS. She taught school for many years at Tipton, Noblesville, Elwood, Delphi and South Bend. After 1970, Marty worked at Kmart and at Kresge's, in Washington, for 19 years and then in Kokomo from 1989 to 1994. She was a fan of Elvis and the Washington Redskins, and she enjoyed traveling and cherished spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she was a member of the rosary group and leader of funeral dinners.
Survivors include her sisters, Patsy (George) McMahon, Detroit, Michigan, Barbara "Dodie" Taylor, Kokomo, and Theresa (Bud) Hobson, Kokomo; and brother-in-law, David Stout.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, C. Bunky (Ruth) Taylor, Mike Taylor, Bobby Taylor, Martin "Snuffy" Taylor and Denny Taylor; four sisters, Dorothy Harman, Nancy (Jerry) Richeson, Mary Helen Stout and Bridget Taylor; and nieces and nephews, Matthew Hobson, Ghandi McMahan, Michelle Taylor, John Michael Taylor and Terence Patrick Taylor.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., with the Rev. Father Brian Dudzinski the celebrant. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family at the church for the rosary at 9:30 a.m., followed by the visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Marty to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on January 26, 2018
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