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Obituary: Vivian Taggart, Bloomington

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Vivian passed away peacefully at home on February 5, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana after a long battle with cancer. Vivian was born July 9, 1934 to Frances & Louis Miller in Nashville, Indiana.

She is survived by three children David (Emilie) Taggart of Lenexa, Kansas; Janelle (Mark) Parker of Leawood, Kansas; Brian (Linda) Taggart of Greenfield, Indiana and six grandchildren Jori (Jeremy) Avery, Corbin Taggart, Grant Parker, Brycen Parker, Emma Taggart, and Hannah Taggart; 10 siblings Jean (Don) Trendelman; Mary (Buddy) Banister; Jim (Cynthia) Miller, Gerald (Violet) Miller; Kay Dougherty; John (Brenda) Miller; Brenda (John) Roszak; Steve (Barbara) Miller; Peg (Dick) Furanna; and Kevin Miller; life partner Shellie Walker and her children Justin, Chad, Chris, Ethan, Austin, Kayden and Moe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Margaret Ann, and brother Dean.

In the early days, she grew up with her 12 siblings in the hills of Brown County. Later, she graduated from Nashville High School in 1952. She married Edwin Taggart and they had three children. She was a member of Parkview Church of the Nazarene, where she learned to love the Lord, to study His Word, and to share it with others. She was a leader in Bible Study Fellowship in Columbus for several years. Whether she was serving as Sunday school teacher, custodian, or pitcher on the co-ed softball team, she lived out the gospel she loved. Her work experience included operating The Day Star Inn and Taggart Sport Shop, driving a school bus, and various other positions. In her later days, she lived with her life partner Shellie Walker and her seven adopted grandchildren. Vivian was a therapeutic foster parent through Villages for eight years. She coached elementary school girl’s basketball and was a member of the Salvation Army Church in Nashville, IN. She lived out her Christian life through her later years and was much loved by her family.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory are handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Nashville, IN.

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