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In Memory of

Anna Marie Taylor

July 24, 1930 - June 5, 2017

Obituary


Anna Marie McAlister Taylor passed away peacefully on June 5, 2017 with family by her side. Avid reader of poetry, historical novels, and Dr. Seuss; lover of hot tamales, liqueur-covered ice-cream, and buttered popcorn (accompanied by horror movie marathons); mistress of Scrabble, blue jokes, and the Queen's wave; collector of sea shells and supreme baker of pies; she remained ever-sassy to the end.

Annie was born on July 24, 1930 in the small Missouri town of Sheridan, population 360 (including dogs and chickens), the eldest of four children and her Mom and Pop's only...

Anna Marie McAlister Taylor passed away peacefully on June 5, 2017 with family by her side. Avid reader of poetry, historical novels, and Dr. Seuss; lover of hot tamales, liqueur-covered ice-cream, and buttered popcorn (accompanied by horror movie marathons); mistress of Scrabble, blue jokes, and the Queen's wave; collector of sea shells and supreme baker of pies; she remained ever-sassy to the end.

Annie was born on July 24, 1930 in the small Missouri town of Sheridan, population 360 (including dogs and chickens), the eldest of four children and her Mom and Pop's only daughter. Pop owned the barbershop and pool hall, considered the hub of town; as such Annie and her brothers grew up amid the local social buzz, perhaps explaining Annie's ease in meeting people and forging friendships. Considered the most beautiful girl in town, she was known as "Sissy," by all. Quite the class pet, Annie graduated Salutatorian of her class in 1948.

Soon thereafter, Annie moved to Kansas City, where she met her future husband Terry Taylor. They would eventually have three daughters, Cherie, Shelly, and Wendy, whom Annie adored. After relocations to St. Louis and Tampa, Annie and Terry settled in Richmond, Virginia, where they remained for many years.

Annie was predeceased by her father, Thomas Roger McAlister, mother Maude Stoner McAlister, and brothers Charles and Roger. She is survived by her husband Ulysses Roy "Terry" Taylor, Jr.; brother William McAlister (Jolly); daughters Cherie Ann Hawk (Eldon), Terri Michelle "Shelly" Beard (Richard), and Dr. Wendy Taylor Ellis (Edward II); grandchildren Jason Clements (Debbie), Laurie O'Keefe (Mike), Erin Cave, Erica Mogannam (Maher), Richard Taylor Beard, Elisa Ann Johnson (Scott), Edward "Ned" Haskins IV, Luke Ellis, Edward "Trip" Ellis III (Lynn), and Matthew Ellis (Kandise); and 14 great grandchildren.

A private burial will take place in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, June 17. The family will remember Annie's eternal, sassy spirit with a celebration of her life in the fall of 2017.