Obituary: Lucy Ann Taylor

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Lucy Ann Taylor, age 67, former resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, October 19, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

She was born October 29, 1950, in Fort Scott, to John Cates and Ruth Harper Garrison. She married Richard Eugene Taylor, Sr., on June 8, 1965, in Nevada, Mo.; he preceded her in death on January 15, 1995. Lucy loved to collect Elvis Presley and Indian memorabilia. She enjoyed listing to Elvis and Crystal Gale’s music, and was an avid NASCAR fan, especial Dale Earnhardt and his son Dale, Jr. She cherished her time spent with family, and loved her time with the grandkids.

Lucy is survived by two sons, Richard Eugene Taylor, Jr., and wife Jeckie, of Wheatland, Mo., and  William Allen Taylor, of Fort Scott; two sisters, Marilyn Gerhert, of Wyandot, Okla., and Rosa Buras, of Fort Scott; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Ray Taylor; and three brothers, Bill, Melvin and Roy Garrison; a sister, Alta Mae Creamer.

There was cremation. Rev. Chuck Russell conducted graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, at the U.S. National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Mercy Health Foundation of Springfield and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S Main, PO Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guest book at


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