L. Blanche Taylor, surviving spouse of Rev. Lawrence R. Taylor, passed away on August 7, 2018. She was born on June 22, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by her children, Daniel (Karen) Taylor, Susan (Larry) Sugarbaker, and Annette (Rev. Mark) Erbes; four grandchildren, one sister, and many nieces and nephews. Blanche served faithfully alongside Larry in the following appointments: EUB: Erie, Symerton (Illinois Conf.), South Rockwood, Detroit: Immanuel, Detroit: Trinity, West District Superintendent; UMC: Albion District Superintendent, Grand Rapids: Trinity, Lansing District Superintendent, Jackson: First. Blanche was a long-time member of Grand Rapids: Trinity UMC and resident at Clark Retirement Community.
A memorial service to celebrate Blanche’s life will be held on Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Grand Rapids: Trinity UMC (1100 Lake Dr. S.E.) with the Revs. Steve Manskar, Ed Perkins and Tim Tuthill officiating. Visitation will be held a half hour prior to the service and all are welcome at the luncheon at the church immediately following the memorial service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Clark Retirement Community.
Condolences may be sent to:
Annette and Mark Erbes
1951 Heatherton Dr.
Holt, Michigan 48842