Ruth Ann Taylor

March 12, 1943 ~ March 24, 2022 (age 79)


RUTH ANN TAYLOR, 79, of Zeigler and a former Benton resident passed away Thursday evening, March 24, 2022 at the Shawnee Senior Living Center.

She was born in West Frankfort, IL, on March 12, 1943, the daughter of Raymond & Antoinette (Sluzevich) Taylor.

She was employed for many years at Biebel Roofing Co. in Benton and attended the Zeigler Baptist Church. Ruth Ann enjoyed attending the Indianapolis 500, the Smoky Mountains, shopping, and her aerobic swimming in West Frankfort. She was very friendly and had a good heart. She loved people, having never met a stranger.

Ruth Ann is survived by her:

Partner of 44 years: John M. Tatar of Zeigler

John’s sister & brother-in-law: Margaret & Bob Townsend of Royalton

His Nephew: Jim Townsend of Dallas, TX

His Niece: Beth Townsend & husband Eric Schnyder of Fenton, MO

First Cousins: Kay Neal, David Sluzevich & wife Carol, Sam Sluzevich & wife Belinda, Fred Taylor & wife Kathy, Sandra Gant & husband Rusty and Karen Nielsen.

Cousins: Debbie & Doug Crawford, Cassie & Tyler Gilliam

Special Friend: Whitney Swift

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her Parents.

Graveside Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, March 29th at the Zeigler Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 A.M. Tuesday at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in Ruth Ann’s memory to the Zeigler Baptist Church.

A Special thanks to Shawnee Senior Living for the wonderful care given to Ruth Ann.

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March 29, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zeigler Cemetery
Route 148
Mulkeytown, IL 62865

Funeral Service
March 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Zeigler Cemetery
Route 148
Mulkeytown, IL 62865


Zeigler Baptist Church
106 South Pine Street, Zeigler IL 62999
Tel: 1-618-596-2761

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