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Phyllis Ann (Campbell) Taylor

Obituary for Phyllis Ann (Campbell) Taylor

November 21, 1924 - February 23, 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 94


Phyllis A. Taylor, 94, of Indianapolis entered into rest at 4:00am on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at The Hearth at Stones Crossing. Phyllis was born November 21, 1924 in Quincy, Ohio to Harry and Bonnie (Lowe) Campbell. She married James T. Taylor, June 14, 1947 in the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine, Ohio. They then moved to the Chesterton area where they lived for over 37 years. James preceded her in death in 1984. She moved to Indianapolis in 1989. Phyllis is survived by son, Paul A. Taylor (Tina) of Tucson, Arizona, and daughter Janis A. Jordan (Shawn) of Greenwood, Indiana; Four grandsons, Chad Jordan (Kristen) of New Palestine, Kyle Jordan (Kristin) of Fishers, James Taylor of Michigan City, and Matthew Taylor of Tucson; Three great granddaughters, Haele, Payton and Michaela Jordan; Two great grandsons, Harrison and Logan Jordan, and nine nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, and late husband, James, Phyllis is also preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Coon (George), and Lola Koller-Stiles (Homer) of Dayton, Ohio; Wanda Jane Shaw (Joseph) of Wilmington, Delaware, and Ruth Martin (William) of Cincinnati, Ohio; Two nephews, James and Tom Koller, and all her in-laws. She was a former member of Indian Creek Christian Church of Indianapolis, as well as St. John's United Church of Christ in Chesterton, Indiana. She attended Harvest Life Community Church of Shelbyville. Phyllis was proud of her career as a registered nurse, graduating as valedictorian from Miami University Hospital, Dayton, Ohio in 1945. She was the youngest head nurse in the history of the university. She retired in 1977 as director of the LaPorte County Visiting Nurse Association. She also served as a member of the Army Nurse Cadet Corp during WWII. Phyllis was also a member of the Chesterton Art Gallery and the Southside Art League of Greenwood, winning many awards for her artwork. Phyllis' family will receive visitors on Saturday, March 2nd from 11:00-12:00 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood, IN. 46142. A funeral service will immediately follow, including nurses honors presented by Central Indiana Nursing Honor Guard, at the funeral home with Reverend April Scott officiating. Cremation and interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date.

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