Hazel Lorene “Aunt Red” Taylor, age 93, passed away January 30, 2024, at the Crestview Nursing Home in Bethany, Missouri.

Born October 6, 1930, in Caldwell County, Missouri, she was the daughter of Amos Troy and Alma Faye (Hall) Holley.  On July 7, 1956, in Winston, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Donald J. Taylor, who preceded her in death on March 23, 1982.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one infant sister, Evelyn Romaine Holley; and sisters Rosa Pauline Stevenson and Betty Louise Souders.

Left to mourn her passing are one sister, Faye Donna Elder, of Bethany, Missouri, and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

Aunt Red, as she was affectionately called, spent her entire life caring for others.  She was baptized at a young age at the Cowgill Baptist Church, Cowgill, Missouri.  Although she had no children of her own, she devoted her time caring for her sisters’ children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as though they were her own.  She took great pride in each and every one of them and was delighted when they visited and brought her photos to display in her home.  She enjoyed family get-togethers and reunions, and she loved to attend social activities and dances, particularly when her “kids” were involved.  She continued to show compassion for others during her eleven years of employment at Crestview Nursing Home.  Even in her final days, she was more concerned about the well-being of others than she was about her own suffering.

Hazel Lorene Taylor has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home.  A celebration of life and inurnment in Harlan Cemetery, Turney, MO will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Harrison County Hospice in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO, 64424. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.