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Melva G. Taylor

November 9, 2012
The Marietta Times

Melva G. Taylor, 93, of Pennsboro, W.Va., passed away (Nov. 7, 2012) at Pineview Continuous Care in Harrisville, W.Va., with her family by her side. She was born May 18, 1919 at Newberne, Gilmer County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jackson Woodford Law and Alta Fay (Gordon) Law.

Mrs. Taylor was a cook for the Ritchie County School System and was a foster grandmother at Creed Collins Elementary for over 47 years. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High. Melva was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she sung in the choir and served on numerous administrative boards and vacation bible school. She was also a Ritchie County Belle.

Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dale Schofield of Harrisville; two grandchildren, Melissa Holdren (Robby) of Marietta and David Schofield (Tina) of Millersburg, Ohio. She also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren, Michael, Christina and Jamie Schofield of Millersburg, Ohio, Carol Ann Schofield of Westover, W.Va., Colten Holdren of OSU in Columbus, Ohio, Jacob, Carly and Joseph Holdren of Marietta; and a great-great-granddaughter, Grace Ann-Marie Schofield of Millersburg, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick F. Taylor; son and daughter-in-law, Denzil and Glenna Taylor and their unborn child who died when the Silver Bridge collapsed at Point Pleasant, W.Va. in 1967; brother, Verl Law; and infant brothers, Harold and Carrel Law.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Kelly Martin officiating. Interment will follow in IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today.

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