May 15, 2018

Marlene Vivian Taylor

Marlene Vivian Taylor, 84, of Lincoln, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born in Baileyville, Kansas, to Arthur and Ruth (Thomas) Dick on May 30, 1933.  Marlene married Lloyd V. Taylor on March 24, 1950, and they made their home in Lincoln.  Marlene enjoyed a lengthy nursing career serving in private practice for J.M.Stemper, M.D., as well as both Bryan and St. Elizabeth Hospitals from time to time.

She was well known for her beautiful flowers and greeting many passersby with a friendly smile. She was talented in crocheting and arts and crafts.  She loved cooking for her family and found it difficult to pass up a garage sale. Marlene was a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Church and served with the Legion of Saint Mary.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd V. Taylor and her parents. Marlene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Bea Taylor of Lincoln; grandchildren Julie Atkinson (Sean Akers), Michelle Taylor and Matthew Taylor;  great grandchildren Jordan and Garrett Atkinson, Brittney Larson,  Alexa and Morgan Taylor, Seth Taylor; great-great granddaughter Taylor Atkinson, all of Lincoln and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17th from 11:00 am to 6 pm with family present from 4 – 6pm.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 18th at 10:30 am with burial to follow at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be left to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Lincoln.


  1. I had the pleasure of working with Marlene at Russ’s Market. She alway had a smile on her face & was a joy to work with. I’m going to miss her.

    My deepest sympathy,
    Wanda Fedon

  2. So very sorry for your list. She was a sweetheart and a joy to work with.

    • *loss

  3. My heart goes out to the Taylor family. Marlene was such a beautiful, gracious lady. Always had a smile and was so nice. She never talked bad about anyone, my only regret is Morgan Taylor and I never made it over for her to teach us how to crochet. You will truly be missed Marlene.


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