• Dorothy L. (Day) Taylor

    14 Mar 2020

  • Sedan – Dorothy L. (Day) Taylor, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Sedan, Kansas, March 14, 2020.

    Dorothy was born on August 21, 1927 in White Lakes, New Mexico to Charley and Enid (Fisher) Day. She was the youngest of 5 children, and spent her childhood in White Lakes, New Mexico. When she was 14, her family moved to Barnsdall, Oklahoma. Dorothy received a degree in secretarial science at Southwestern Junior College in Keene, Texas. She also attended Emmanuel Missionary College in Berrien Springs, Michigan and Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tennessee.

    On September 2, 1950, she married Elmer Taylor. They raised 5 children and made their home in Sedan, Kansas.

    Dorothy had a passion for her children and grandchildren. She loved gardening, sewing, reading, and cooking. She could feed a crowd, and made the best homemade bread and chocolate chip cookies.

    She continued learning new things, despite her advanced age. She kept up with current events, learned how to google everything, and enjoyed looking at what her kids and grandchildren were doing on Facebook.

    Dorothy loved the people and community of Sedan, Kansas. Every time she would travel — no matter how beautiful or majestic the location — she would always sigh and say “It’s nice here, but not nearly as pretty as Chautauqua County, Kansas! I’m just about ready to go back to Sedan now”.

    Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Enid Day, her sister Pauline Day, and her brothers Joe Day, Charles Day and Bill Day.

    She is survived by her children, Dave and Judy Taylor of Mansfield, Texas, Linda and Herb Helm of Berrien Springs, Michigan, Terry Taylor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jane and Rick Murray of Mansfield, Texas, Paul and Leslie Taylor of Sedan, Kansas, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Memorials to the Sedan Area Foundation.




    Great woman,who raised great kids.


    When she and Elmer married she became one of my grown-up Sisters. I still want to be like her when I grow up.... God is good.


    I am sending my prayers and my love to the Taylor’s. Your Mom was a special person, as was your Dad. It is apparent they loved you all so very much! Just look what wonderful things you’ve all accomplished! Take care of one another!♥️


    Prayers with love to all the family,Dorothy was a lovely lady,will be missed.


    Our love and prayers to you and your family. She was a strong and brave lady.


    Thoughts and prayers for the family. She will be missed.