Janice Elaine Taylor

Janice Elaine Taylor

Janice Elaine Taylor, 69, of Grand Chain, died at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at her home. 

She was born on Oct. 7, 1952, in Metropolis.

She was a 1970 graduate of Century High School and a 1972 graduate of Shawnee Community College. 

She was very active in and was a member of the Ohio Chapel Church near Grand Chain (the Tick Ridge Community). She had been the pianist and taught Sunday School there for over 50 years. She started playing the piano at the age of 12. 

Her passion was being a caregiver to so many in the area. She touched many, many people in the community and was loved by everyone. She loved spending time with her nieces and great-nieces and nephews. 

She had previously worked in the medical billing departments at Massac Memorial Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, the Jackson Purchase Medical Association and recently retired from Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.

Survivors are her brother, Donald (Lynne) Taylor of Paducah; nieces Kathryn (John) Harper of Louisville, Ky., and Megan (Andrew) Ford of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a great-niece, Eliza Ford; and a great-nephew, Elliott Ford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Letty Mae Eastwood Taylor, and many cousins.

Memorial services honoring the life of Janice Elaine Taylor will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Ohio Chapel Church near Grand Chain. Pastor Tammy Horn and Pastor Steve Heisner to officate. Inurnment to follow in the Ohio Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Ohio Chapel Church.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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