Leonard Sargent Taylor

(February 23, 1910 - October 20, 1970)


The Harrison Sun
November 5, 1970


Leonard Taylor Last Rites Held

Funeral services for Leonard Taylor, who died October 20, were held on October 24 at 2:00 p.m. from the United Memorial Methodist Church at Harrison, and interment was in the Crawford Cemetery.

The Rev. J. Lee Gorman, Harrison pastor officiated. Casket Bearers were Fred Hamaker, Dale Buckley, Rex Osborn, Virgil Howard, LaVerne Hanley, and E. J. Murphy Jr. Mrs. Louise Serres was organist and Mrs. Virginia Coffee sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Beyond the Sunset."

Leonard Sargent Taylor was born February 23, 1910, at Merrill, Iowa, the son of Edgar and Dollie Taylor. He spent his early years in Iowa before the family moved to the Johnstown and Ainsworth, Neb., area where he received most of his education. In the fall of 1926 he came to the Harrison community and lived with his brother while attending Sioux County High School. He then returned to the Ainsworth community where he worked for the next five years. In 1933 he returned to Harrison where he spent the rest of his life working and ranching.

On April 3, 1934, he married Irene E. Sternhagen of the Glen community. One son, Charles, was born.

Mr. Taylor was an active member of the community, a long time member of the Odd Fellow Lodge which he served as district deputy president. He was currently a contract mail carrier for the rural route north of Harrison.

Surviving are his widow Irene of Harrison; his son Charles and wife Aliene and four children, David Charles, Daniel Leonard, Dawnita Irene and Deanna Lee of Ogallala, Neb.; one brother, Lester of Harrison; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Rasmussen of Omaha, and Mrs. Opal Smith of Huron, S.D. His parents, three brothers and two sisters died previously.

Out-of-town relatives attending the services were: Mrs. George Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith, Huron, S.D.; Mrs. Kenneth Dyas, Kansas City, Kan.; Dward Rasmussen, Miss Randy Wickersham, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Taylor, Lusk, Wyo.; Miss Renita Anderson, Miles City, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross, Johnstown, Neb.; Mrs. Paul Larsen, Mrs. Art Larsen, Springview, Neb.; Mrs. Dale Brown, Whitney, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson, Sheridan, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Taylor, Ekalaka, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ballard, Jeffrey City, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Worman, Shirley Basin, Wyo,; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jackson, Casper, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sternhagen, Wayne Taylor, Chadron, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hammer, Gordon, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Alred Sternhagen, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Sternhagen and Merna, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Staman and family, Dave Mansfield, Bob Rese and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Staman, Mr. and Mr. Jim Prosser, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Mansfield and Rick, Mr. and Mrs. Rufu Brett, Mr. and Mrs. Marion McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Moyer, Mrs. Ovid Reese, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mansfield, Mr. and Mrs. Chet Mansfield, of Crawford; Mrs. Burnita Koerber, Scottsbluff; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Sternhaben, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Murphy, Michell; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Perlinski, Shoshoni, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Carpenter, Kimball, Neb.; Terry Osborn, Rapid City, S.D.








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