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Obituary: L. Marguerite Youman Apsley Taylor, Sardinia

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L. Marguerite (Youman) Apsley Taylor, 93, of Sardinia, passed way Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. at her residence. She was born June 4, 1920, in Bartholomew County, to George Ezra and Lila Edith (Muir) Youman and was a Sardinia resident most of her life.

Mrs. Taylor was employed at the Uniform Center at Columbus for 16 years. She had been a member of Sardinia Baptist Church and Missionary Circle since 1930, was a Sunday school teacher and a 50-year choir member. She was an avid reader, loved being a mother, and enjoyed visiting family and friends.

She married George William “Bill” Apsley in Vernon on May 9, 1937, and he preceded her in death on October 5, 1972. She married Richard H. “Dick” Taylor in Sardinia on July 31, 1971, and he preceded her in death on September 6, 2007.

She is survived by a daughter, Ardena (Paul) Stuart of Westport; sons, Richard (Rita) Apsley, Dennis (Melly) Apsley, and Jack (Phyllis) Apsley, all of North Vernon, and Delton Apsley of Westport; stepsons, Greg (Pam) Taylor of Westport and Tony (Sandy) Taylor of North Vernon; eight grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and a stepson, Kenneth Taylor.

The funeral service will be conducted Monday, November 25, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home at Westport with the Rev. Tom Rust officiating. Burial will be at Westport Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, November 24, 2013, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sardinia Baptist Church or Our Hospice of Decatur County through the funeral home.

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