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Kathryn B. Taylor, 79, of Westminster, died Wednesday July 1, 2009 at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester.

Born December 10, 1929 in Westminster, she was the third of five children of Paul and Marcella Bish.

She lived all her life in the Westminster area, graduating from Westminster High School in 1947. In that same year she married Robert O. Taylor, who became her lifetime partner of 61 years, and settled down to raise a family. Soon two children were born to this union and "Kass”, as her friends called her, devoted her life to taking care of her family.

When her children entered high school, she took on a new challenge, and began working as an assistant teller at Baltimore Federal Savings & Loan.  Soon she was promoted to the assistant manager of the bank’s Main Street Westminster office. 

When Baltimore Federal opened a branch office in the Westminster Shopping Center, she became its first manager. Due to health reasons she retired in 1988 and began to enjoy retirement with her husband. 

She is survived by her husband Robert O. Taylor son and daughter in law, the Rev. Gerald S. and Paula Taylor of Bowie, daughter and son in law Linda R. and Paul Wheeler of Westminster, sister Ethel Valianti of Westminster, one brother Kenneth Bish of Houston, Texas. Grandchildren Matthew Taylor of Baltimore, Joshua Taylor of Roanoke VA. and Kaitlyn Taylor of Bowie, also survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceeded by brothers Robert and Stuart Bish.  

Funeral Serives will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2009 11 a.m.  at the Fletcher Funeral Home 254 E. Main St. Westminster with her son the Rev. Gerald S. Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Carrollton Church of God Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.

Memorials in her name can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, www.michaeljfox.orgor to the Longview Nursing Home, in Manchester, MD for their Patient Activities Fund.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.

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