Shirley M. Taylor

January 26, 2024

Shirley M. Taylor, 88, of Frankfort, died January 26, 2024 at Wesley Manor.  Born July 27, 1935 in Frankfort to Carter D. & Florence May (Lowery) Michael.  She married Jack L. Taylor, her high school sweetheart, on June 23, 1956 and he survives.

Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She worked as a paraprofessional for Kyger School.   She was a member of the First Christian Church.  Shirley was active in Pride Pushers, volunteered for Frankfort Schools, was a member of the Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority, and the Moose Lodge.  A breast cancer survivor herself, she volunteered with Relay For Life.  Shirley enjoyed time with family and attending sporting events.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 12 Noon-2 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan Komen for the Cure or Parkinson’s Foundation.

Survived by:

Husband: Jack L. Taylor of Frankfort, Daughter: Jacqueline (Kevin) Catron of Frankfort, Son: Michael (Ruth) Taylor of Russiaville, 4 Grandchildren: Jared (Kayla) Catron of Brownsburg, Kyle (Kristen) Catron of Lebanon, Lauren Taylor of Indianapolis and Carter Taylor of Russiaville, 4 Great-Grandchildren: Jordyn Iris, Krosby Leigh, Remi Mae and Knox Andrew

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Billie Wainscott


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34 Condolences for “Shirley M. Taylor”

  1. Penny Horton January 26, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    Mike and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. Prayers for comfort in the days ahead.
    Penny Millikan Horton

  2. Patty Young January 26, 2024 at 8:11 pm

    We were so sad to hear this. Shirley was a sweet lady.
    Patty and Mike Young

  3. Jim Archer January 26, 2024 at 9:06 pm

    Jack & Family
    Sending condolences and prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Shirley was just the kindest person and so much fun to be around, many fond memories during the ten years we were neighbors on Maple Drive. So sorry for your loss but heaven gained one of the best!

  4. Jeffrey L Cox January 26, 2024 at 10:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Jeff and Kathy Cox

  5. Robin Tuttle January 27, 2024 at 9:01 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I think she lived a happy life. Every time I saw her, she was laughing and smiling. She liked to joke around with people. I think she lived a very good life. I know she will be missed by all of those who loved her.

  6. Steve & Beth Keeney January 27, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was involved in her community, enjoyed sports and was a great supporter of our city and the Frankfort Hotdogs. She loved her family very much and was very proud of all of you. I always enjoyed speaking with her and I can still hear her laugh.

    May all of your happy memories of her help to bring you peace in the days ahead.

  7. Jo Ellen Clark January 27, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Jack and family. May your memories of happier times help you through your sadness.

  8. Surber January 27, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Just want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. The Surber Family

  9. Jami Sharp January 27, 2024 at 3:07 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a wonderful person! We are keeping you all in our prayers!
    With love, Jami Sharp

  10. Barbara Pulley January 27, 2024 at 3:07 pm

    So sorry to hear about Shirley. My prayers for the family. My husband Richard L Pulley were class mates in Frankfort, he passed away April 5, 2018.

  11. Wanda Peterson January 27, 2024 at 3:09 pm

    So sorry to the family, she was a great lady

  12. Peggy Bachman January 27, 2024 at 3:29 pm

    Mike, Ruth and family. I was so sorry to hear about Shirley. She was an amazing woman and she will be missed by so many people. My prayers for you all and to Jack. Thanks for sharing her with all of us.

  13. Kara Eaton Rees January 27, 2024 at 4:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Shirley as a fun, loving lady. I bet she is up in heaven having fun with her cousin Carolyn!

  14. Mike and Cheryl Bennett January 27, 2024 at 7:10 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about this. We have many happy memories of Shirley and Jack from Jaycees, Kyger School, dinners at the Moose. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed by many.

  15. Lyle & Kari Hunter January 27, 2024 at 7:15 pm

    Jack and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear this news. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know you both had lots of fun with my dad and mom (Don & Sharon Loux).
    Lyle and Kari Hunter

  16. Clark Slipher January 27, 2024 at 8:15 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Mrs Taylor’s passing. I was a friend of her daughter Jackie in high school. Jackie was always very kind, so I know she must have been raised in a wonderful family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Clark Slipher

  17. Barbara Sellers January 27, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a sweet lady. Keeping the family in my prayers.

  18. Rob Heimbach January 28, 2024 at 7:19 am

    Larry, Jackie, Mike
    Sorry for your loss. I have a few fond memories of camping and ball games with my family and Shirley. I remember great laugh and smile. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Blaine Eads January 28, 2024 at 9:59 am

    So sorry to hear of her passing. I remember how kind and caring she was to everyone. Lots of memories of her during baseball seasons. She was a loyal fan. Regards to the entire Taylor family.

  20. Melea Kercheval January 28, 2024 at 12:47 pm

    We are praying comfort and peace for you all in the coming days. Shirley was a wonderful role model for so many.

  21. Shirley Turner Miller January 28, 2024 at 11:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  22. Reta Williams January 29, 2024 at 10:38 am

    I am sorry to read of Shirley’s passing. I worked with her for several years at Kyger. She was always positive and upbeat. I am sending prayers for your entire family. Reta Williams

  23. Lonette Parker January 29, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Hoping your wonderful family holds tight to all your find memories together. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by so many. Will be thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. Jackie, my sweet friend, I will always be here if you need me!

  24. Tamara Hamilton Goodin January 29, 2024 at 7:52 pm

    Jackie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very sweet woman and she will be missed by family and friends. I will keep you in my thoughts. Take care.

  25. Mary Stockberger January 29, 2024 at 9:29 pm

    RIP Shirley, the old neighborhood misses you. My sympathy to all the family

  26. Cindy Berger January 30, 2024 at 2:38 am

    My parents, Don and Kerry Greeno were so close to Shirley and Jack throughout their school years and later in life. So sorry for Jack and his family’s loss.

    Cindy Greeno Berger
    Louisville Kentucky

  27. Brad & Sue Stockberger January 30, 2024 at 6:28 am

    We were so saddened to see Shirley had passed. Our sympathy to the whole family, we always loved seeing and talking with her at the Moose. She will be missed by many! You’re in our prayers.

  28. Brian Heimbach January 30, 2024 at 7:55 am

    Never had a day when I didn’t know the Taylor family and I think this friendship started with the Frankfort Jaycees. Great childhood memories of the good times we had. She and mom helped found and worked with Pride Pushers until the end of their lives. That’s a 65 year old friendship which is a hell of a great run. Prayers to Jack & the rest of the family. I’ll miss her cackle when she got excited! The Heimbach’s always appreciated their friendship with the Taylor family.

  29. Debra McDowell January 30, 2024 at 2:36 pm

    Your family knows what a special lady she was to me. She gave me rides to away games as a new teacher and introduced me to the Common Ground. Oh did we have some fun times there! She was a very special lady. Currently I am in the hospital with RSV but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  30. Scott Werner January 30, 2024 at 7:41 pm

    To the Entire family,

    Condolences for your loss, She was an amazing person and a pleasure to work with during the Relay for Life. Prayers for all during this time.

  31. Chuck Watkins February 1, 2024 at 11:35 am

    Joy and I are so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. Praying for you Jack, my friend.

  32. Angel Webb February 4, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was always fun to talk to at the sports events. Prayers for the family.
    Pete & Angel Webb

  33. Pam Wolfe February 18, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Such a wonderful lady and go getter. We have lost another Frankfort Gem.

  34. Joe Cook March 27, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Taylor’s passing. I grew up playing ball all year round, one sport after another, with Mike. Mrs. Taylor was always at every game. Prayers to her entire family.

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