Polly Ann Taylor, age 67, of Wheeling, passed away, Wednesday, January18, 2023, at her home.
Polly Ann, daughter of William Lloyd and Carole (Reidy) Taylor was born on December 19, 1955, in Bangor, Maine.
Polly was a graduate of Columbia Senior High in Lake City, Florida. She studied accounting and finance at Glendale Community College and computer information science at Western International University.
If one word could sum up Polly’s life that word would be “travel”. Her father was in the Military as a Med-X and took his family to many places in the United States. Polly also traveled to Europe where she spent two years and one year in England.
From a young age, she was interested in art, dancing, drawing and designing. She had a great love for her newspaper jobs and loved writing human interest stories about people she met. Some of the pictures she took were award winning pictures.
Polly had a TV show demonstrating some of the things that she had learned. As she became an adult she worked as an announcer at a radio station, several newspapers in various capacities. Some of the Newspapers that Polly has worked for are the Linn County Leader in Brookfield, Missouri, Dillion Tribune in Dillion, Montana, Pine Bluffs Post in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, Portland News-Fort Stockton Pioneer, in Texas, Keith County News, in Ogallala, Nebraska. Polly later retired, and moved to Wheeling, Missouri and live a very quiet life.
In practically every place she lived she joined a local nonprofit group helping the community that she was living in. While working in Linn County she joined the Linneus Historical Society and maintained her membership there until her death. Polly enjoyed being apart of the Historical Society and helped them acquire a small grant and enabled them to put a new roof on. Also, more recently she made several beautiful seasonal wreaths for them.
Survivors include her two children; William C. Taylor and Holly Bennett; one grandchild, Kayden; one brother, William F. Taylor; several other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.
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