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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Sunday February 14th, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Metamora
Sunday February 14th, 2021

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Eleanor E. Taylor

Eleanor E. Taylor, age 93, of Berkey, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening, February 9, 2021, at The Lakes of Sylvania. She was born on July 7, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio to Martin and Sadie (Goeller) Michelsen. Eleanor was graduate of Burnham High School in Sylvania, and was a 1948 graduate of The Toledo Hospital School of Nursing.  She married the love of her life, John "Jack" Taylor, on December 28, 1948.

Eleanor worked as a Nursery and NICU RN for 31 years. She cared for many babies and comforted families during their stay at the hospital. She clearly had a love and special spot in her heart for children. John and Eleanor had five beautiful children of their own. She was also incredibly involved with her community. Eleanor volunteered for the Red Cross and as a mentor in the elementary school.  She was highly active in her church community as well, serving as president of Women’s Society, Defiance District Officer, and West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Eleanor sang in the choir and was Trustee. In her free time, she enjoyed reading a good book and watching movies.  Eleanor always took the time to write letters and cards to family and friends.  She especially always made time for her family, and looked forward to family gatherings and dinners.

Eleanor will be greatly missed by her children; Sharon (James) Evarts, Richard Taylor and Barbara Taylor; daughter-in-law, Marlene (Mike) Zientek; grandchildren, Christine (John) Stierly and Beth (Ryan) Babcock, Scott Taylor, Ben Taylor and Abby (Aaron) Schroll; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, John; sons David Taylor and Thomas Taylor, and granddaughters, Lisa Taylor and Korene Taylor; brother Doyle Michelsen, and daughter-in-law Balinda Taylor.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 14th at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tyler Kleeberger officiating. Interment will follow at Wolfinger Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Metamora United Methodist Church, PO Box 175, Metamora, Ohio 43540 or donor’s choice.


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Eleanor was such a help to us when we had baby in ICU years ago. Have never forgotten her kindness. May your Mother rest in peace!

Janet Delauter Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

So many good memories of when we rented from your folks. I had never seen a tick, found one on toddler Betsy, she told me how to deal with it. Betsy remembers her smile and how Grandpa Taylor would wiggle his ears. And the three older ones remember you kids coming up the road, their being placed in the wood reel and getting pushed around the yard. Dave remembers being in a hay mow with you kids, he was three. Because I haven't received my antivirus shots yet I remain home, Hugs to Sharon and Rick

Marianne Lulfs Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. You have our deepest sympathy.

Harry and Aggie Miller Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of the passing of Mrs. Taylor. Our condolences and prayers go out to all of the family.

Hoilyn and Rick McKibben Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

What an honor it was to have worked with "Mrs.Taylor" in the NICU. She was a dedicated, compassionate, great nurse. She took great care of the babies, their families and us younger nurses! She was our "work Mom". We were very fortunate to have her as a mentor and of course to laugh with - oh that sweet sense of humor! Her kindness, grace and gentle soul were admirable and cherished. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sharon Domschot Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sharon and Family,
So many good memories of your Mom. Always so kind. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry and Carol Finzer Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

I had the privilege of working with "Mrs. Taylor," as we called her, in the NICU for many years. She was an outstanding nurse. Mrs. Taylor was very much a team player and the nurses, babies and families were blessed by her. She was a joy to be around. I am sorry for your loss...

Ann Steiner Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eleanor Taylor

Donald Ditch Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. She was such a nice lady. I would stop and visit her when my parents were at The Lakes.She will be missed alway smiling and willing to help.

Gunny Slawinski Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

I wish I had the opportunity to meet Eleanor personally but I only knew this beautiful person through her family. From what I have learned about her and know of her daughter and grandaughters, Eleanor has passed down her love of others, compassion, wit, and goodness. Her legacy will live on in her wonderful children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. My deepest sympathy to your family and all whose lives she touched. Heaven has another angel. Love and Hugs from AZ.

Kathy, Scott, Katelyn, and Grady Smith Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

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