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 Stewart Rouse Taylor

Stewart Rouse Taylor

Birth
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 May 1995 (aged 71)
Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100040383 · View Source
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DECATUR -Stewart Rouse Taylor, 71, of Decatur died Sunday (May 14, 1995) in Boulder City, Nev.

Services will be 1:45 p.m. Saturday in Dawson & Wikoff Colonial Chapel North with visitation one hour before services. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Danville, the son of Roy and Fern Rouse Taylor. In 1943 he enlisted in the Army and was enrolled in the Army Specialized Training Program at DePaul University. He served in the 96th Division as a First Line Combat Medic in assault waves in Leyte and Okinawa landings. He was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Medical Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart. He was a Millikin University graduate and invented and patented the 'Taylor's Hive Bomb' aerosol bee-smoker that was sold through various retail outlets worldwide.

Stewart was employed for 30 years as a claims assistant and supervisor for the Social Security Administration offices in Decatur, Bloomington, Chicago and Effingham before retiring in 1983. Since retirement he remained active managing his farmlands and taking frequent trips to his mining claim near Boulder City, Nev., where he and two Arizona partners enjoyed prospecting. He married Shirley Covert Cochran on July 19, 1958.

Surviving are his wife; son, Doug Taylor and wife Vanisha of Champaign; stepsons, Ron Cochran and wife Mary Beth of St. Cloud, Minn.; Gary Cochran and wife Jeri of Urbana; stepgrandsons, Ryan Cochran and Aron Cochran.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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  • Created by: NWpioneer
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100040383
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stewart Rouse Taylor (27 Nov 1923–14 May 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100040383, citing Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by NWpioneer (contributor 46896368) .