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H. Curtis Taylor

, June 26, 2002
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Hertz Funeral Home
420 South Oak
Carson, IA 51525

, June 27, 2002
10:30 AM

Hertz Funeral Home
420 South Oak
Carson, IA 51525

Homer Curtis "Curt" Taylor, one of eight children of James Robert and Lulu Mae (Rash) Taylor, was born February 25, 1921 in Fayette, MO. The family moved to Macedonia, IA where Curt attended school and graduated from the Macedonia Consolidated High School in 1939. Curt married Lucille Marcella (Pierce) Taylor in Rockport, MO on August 5, 1942. He entered the U.S. Army on September 11, 1942 and served in the European Theater of Operations. Curt earned the Victory Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four battle stars, two Overseas Service Bars and the Bronze Star. Curt was honorably discharged on November 10, 1945.
Curt and Lucilleís marriage was blessed with four children, Larry, Mack, Rolfe, and Ilona. Curt worked as a rural letter carrier for 36 years, serving Henderson and later the Henderson and Macedonia communities, retiring in 1983. During his retirement, Curt farmed seven acres of garden, selling produce at Farmer's Markets for 13 years.
Curt was very active in the community, serving as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and 4-H leader. He was a member of the Henderson Little League Association, Henderson Lion's Club, and served on the Henderson Consolidated School Board. He was a member of the Henderson United Methodist Church and served as superintendent and lay leader for many years. Curt was a member of the Henderson Volunteer Fire Department, serving many years as assistant chief. He was a member and the past president of the Farmer's Market Association, and a founding member of Mills County Crime Stoppers and Southwest Iowa Crime Stoppers. Curt was also a member of the Mills County, Iowa and National Rural Letter Carrier's Association, and served on the Mills County 911 Board. He was a member of the Ruby Smith Post No. 648 of the American Legion in Macedonia and a member of the Coral Masonic Lodge No. 430 AF & AM in Carson. Curt was a member of the Henderson City Council, served as mayor and was currently Hendersonís Mayor Pro-Tem.
Curt and Lucille had been married nearly 60 years when Curt died at the Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA on June 24, 2002 at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 30 days. Curt was preceded in death by his parents, son Larry Taylor, son-in-law K. Robert Barham, and brother Gomer Vinton Taylor. He is survived by his wife Lucile Taylor of Henderson, IA; daughter Ilona Barham of Omaha, NE; sons Rolfe Taylor and wife Kathleen of Knoxville, IA and Mack Taylor and wife Renate of Glenwood, IA; sisters Velma Johnson and husband Vernon of Glenwood, Vera Price of Rogers, AR, Wilda Price and husband George of Rogers, AR, Erma Taylor of Port Huron, MI, Lavonne Riggs of Omaha, NE, Lauretta Dyer of Springdale, AR; sister-in-law Mary Taylor of Rogers, AR; five granddaughters and one great grandson; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.


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