Barbara Taylor, 76, Topeka, died April 13, 2011.
She was born Dec. 4, 1934, to Joesph J. and Frances I. Riddle Rodecap at Meriden. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1952.
She married Arvin Rose in 1952. He preceded her in death in 1962. They had four children, Alan Rose, Jim Rose, and Gary Rose, all Topeka, and Mike Rose, Meriden.
She married James Taylor in 1968. She raised his children as her own. They are Frank Taylor and Jeanette Patterson, both Pensacola, Fla., and Taylor Parton, Kansas City. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
The celebration of her life was held April 18 at the Meriden United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Assosiation, 2400 Troost Ave., Ste 4300, Kansas City, Mo. 64108-2842.
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