Clara Marie Taylor was born the daughter of Franklin Wooldridge and Nellie (Watson) Wooldridge on October 15, 1935, in Lafe, Arkansas, and departed this life March 20, 2015, at West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.
She was united in marriage on March 18, 1956, at Hernando, Mississippi, to Ronald Taylor.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Ronald Taylor of the home in Thayer, Missouri; three sons, Ron Taylor of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kenneth Taylor and wife, Donna of West Plains, Missouri, and Rogers Taylor and wife, Anne of West Plains, Missouri; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Franklin Wooldridge of Marshall, Missouri, and George Wooldridge of Sweet Springs, Missouri; one sister, Joyce Ann Endicott of Malta Bend, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Nellie Wooldridge; one son, James Craig Taylor; and one sister, Margaret Johnson.
Clara was a dispatcher for the Warren County Sheriff’s Department for many years. She also had worked as a telephone operator for Contel Telephone Company in Wentzville, Missouri for several years.
Clara enjoyed the outdoors, especially her flowers, bird watching, fishing, camping, and was an excellent camp cook.
She was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will truly be missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Erman Croney officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Tuesday, March 24th from 1:00 PM until service time.
Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory, to the American Diabetes Association and left at the funeral home.