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Paul J. Taylor

July 1, 2017

Paul J. Taylor 78, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Newton, KS.  He was bor November 21, 1938 in Sylvania, OH to Harley D. and Bernice (Cherry) Taylor.  On December 14, 1962 he married Kit Lee Becker at Blissfield, MI and she preceded him in death on April 19, 2013.


Paul served his country in the US Army from 1958 to 1961.  He was retired as a lineman for the Toledo Edison Electric Company.  Paul enjoyed spending time in his yard and doing yardwork and mowing.  He relaxed watching criminal shows, mysteries and war movies on TV.  Paul’s greatest joy was his family and he looked forward to spending time with his loving family and friends.


He is survived by his sons: Paul J. Taylor Jr and Barbara Copp of Newmarket, NH and Troy M. Martz of Tipton, MI; daughter Katherine (Taylor) DeMille and Dennis L. DeMille Jr. of Corpus Christi, TX; sisters: Marilyn (Taylor-Davoll) Pinkleman of Sylvania, OH and Sue Nichols of Evanston, WY. He is also survived by 4 grandgrandaughters and 4 great grandsons.


Paul is preceded in death by his parents, son David W. Taylor and Grandson Dennis L. DeMille III.


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday July 4, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Clint McBroom presiding. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until service time at the chapel.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.


Memorials in Paul’s name to Wounded Warriors and cards to the family may be forwarded to Petersen Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, Kansas 67114


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2 thoughts on “Paul J. Taylor

  1. I love you Grandpa! Rest In Peace! Kiss my Nanny for me, hug my husband, and tell my little brother I said hello! You will be missed more than words could ever say.

    Forever your princess

  2. Rest Paul, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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