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Mary Taylor


Mary C. Taylor, 72, of Coggon, formerly of Central City, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Mary was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Central City, to Dale and Mabel (Moore) Taylor. She was a 1962 graduate of Central City High School. Mary worked for almost 37 years at KCRG-TV9, retiring in 2004, to complete her LEARN program and become a licensed minister with the United Church of Christ. She served from 2004 to 2010 as associate pastor at her home church, Central City United Church of Christ. She then became pastor at Golden Congregational United Church of Christ, Ryan, until the time of her death.
Mary loved writing, creating an original Christmas poem each year since 1968. But her greatest love was her family, which was measured by blood relatives and many non-blood relatives claimed by love.
Survivors include brother, John (Beverly) Taylor; best friend, Patty Brashears Hatch; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marla and April Christine; nieces, Meagan and Hope; and nephew, Joseph.
In lieu of flowers, Mary requested donations be made to the Central City United Church of Christ and Golden Congregational United Church of Christ, Ryan.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 18, at United Church of Christ, Central City. Funeral service will begin at noon at the church. Burial: Mount Clark Cemetery, Central City.
Please share a memory of Mary at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.