Claire Marie McElroy Taylor, widow of Richard Dean Taylor and the daughter of the late Carlton Robert and Ethel Mae Holznagel McElroy was born in Clarkstown, New York on October 2, 1927 and departed this life in Irvine, Kentucky on August 10, 2019 at the age of 91 years, 10 months, and 8 days. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a retired seamstress for Lion Apparel, and was a former Avon sales representative. She was also a talented artist and worked for many years as a clothes designer for Sears and JC Penney.
She is survived by two children, Lynn Haney and fiancé Nancy Dennis of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Nicholas Halkias of Demopolis, Alabama; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents; Claire is preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Holznagel.