Doris M. (Beddall) Taylor

Doris M. TaylorDoris M. (Beddall) Taylor, 92, formerly of West Mount Vernon Street, Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community, where she resided.

Born in Shenandoah, Sept. 8, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Robert W. Sr. and Jennie (Shollenberger) Beddall.

She was a 1940 graduate of the former Mahanoy Township High School.

Earlier in life, Doris worked for the Marine Corps unit of the civil service in Washington, D.C. She also worked in the Shenandoah garment industry. Later, she was a retail clerk at the former Penn’s Variety Shop and the former Chris’s Candle Shop, both of Shenandoah.

Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Shenandoah, where she was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary. She was a former Cub Scout and Brownie leader and volunteered for the Shenandoah Little League. She was also actively involved in the Shenandoah Bicentennial celebration in 1966.

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Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, George H. Taylor Sr., in 1980; and brother, Robert W. “Bob” Beddall Jr., in 2015.

Surviving are a son, George H. Taylor Jr. and his wife, Connie, Shenandoah; two grandchildren, Amanda Taylor and her companion, Russ Snyder, Shenandoah, and Richard Yarnitsky and his wife, Heather, Ringtown; three great-grandchildren, Chase Snyder and twins, Bryden and Kadence Yarnitsky; sister-in-law, Helen T. Beddall, Shenandoah; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A religious service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. The Rev. Christopher Wollyung, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.

Doris M. (Beddall) Taylor Has One Condolence Posted:

  1. Joyce Wheeler Wokaly says:

    So sorry to hear of Doris passing. I am Gladys Beddall Wheeler’s youngest daughter, Joyce. I just received word from Helen. I remember meeting Doris when I was a teenager. I loved the “Afterglow” on her memory card. That was lovely. She is now with her Lord and I am sure she, Bob and Mom are having a great reunion. May God;s peace bless all of your lives.