She was born February 21, 1929 in Louisville, Ohio to the late Wilmer and Anna (Dotson) Taylor. She was one of five children and graduated from Louisville High School in 1947. She worked at Hoover Co. in North Canton for four years and then moved to New York, where she was a bookkeeper for three companies at Interlock Metals for four years.
Her husband, Bob was transferred to Norwalk and they began raising their children, Pamela in 1954 and Kevin in 1956. She worked a number of years for the former Norwalk Truck Line, and when the children became teenagers she began working at the Huron County Auditor’s office in the accounting department for 30 years, retiring in 1999.
She was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Stars and member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1960, where she served as Deacon, money counter and church decorator, and appreciated the strong support of the church during very difficult times.
She enjoyed gardening, shopping, Ohio sports, was a Boy and Girl scout leader, loyal follower of Norwalk Trucker basketball,; enjoyed spending time with her friends and loving family; her volunteer work with the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Fisher-Titus Medical Center since 1962, in addition to volunteering at the Carriage House and Norwalk Memorial Home at various times.
She is survived by her son, Kevin (Sally) Kirkpatrick of Mason, OH; and son-in-law, Larry Carpenter of Norwalk; grandchildren, Michelle, Tracy, Jodi, John, Laurie, Kristine and Jessica; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert “Bob” Kirkpatrick in 2005; daughter, Pamela Carpenter in 2003; brother, Loren Taylor ; and sisters, Shirley Burkhart, Wilma Wherry and Virginia Peters.
Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Also, Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd, Norwalk with the Rev. David Comstock officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk, OH 44857.