Arlene Ruth Taylor

Arlene Ruth (Jones) Taylor, 99, Raytown, MO, left her earthly life, where she served her Lord and Savior daily, to enter into eternal life with Him on October 18, 2016. Visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 AM, Monday, October 24, 2016 at First Baptist Raytown, followed by a funeral service at 11AM.  Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Raytown – Missions.

Arlene was born June 22, 1917 in Gray County, KS. She married G.Joe Williams on January 17, 1935. They were married almost 50 years, until his death in 1984. Arlene and Joe had four children: Ronald Williams, Mary Jo Troughton, Deanna Schmidt and Gary Williams.  Collectively, they gave her the loves of her life, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Arlene was married to Doyle Taylor from 1987 until his death in 2004. She was the proud stepmother to Gary and Kent Taylor and Sherlyn Hobbs and enjoyed being step-grandmother to the Taylor grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arlene was employed at Baptist Hospital for 13 years until her retirement at age 63.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist for many years until she married Doyle, then she joined him at First Baptist Raytown, where she has remained a member. Her life is celebrated by the survivors listed above as well any one who ever knew her joyful spirit, including the family members and the friends she cherished along her journey


  1. Deanna on October 19, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    God is blessed with another angel in his presence
    Love you Mom

  2. Lisa Painter Griffin on October 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Aunt Arlene will be sorely missed by many. She was well loved and a shining example of what a Jesus follower should be. We saw her last in June when we visited KC. We went to play dominos with her several times and had a great time hearing her “talk trash” and tell stories. Our whole family loved her dearly. So very glad for her sake that she was able to be active and happy until the very end. Love and prayers, Lisa

  3. Gary Williams on October 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

    It’s almost impossible to put into words what my mother was to our family and my family. I always said she was a family treasure. A Godly woman. A faithful wife. Always wise counsel. Never a bad word. Ever. She will be incredibly missed by me and all of mine. But what of Victory her life was. Way to go, Mom.

  4. Debi Chesson on October 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Grandmother. She was a woman of strength. You could turn to her during any crisis and she would give godly wisdom and love. You could watch her go through tragedy and be awed by her faith. You could know she had no great riches by this world’s standards and yet be touched by her continued thankfulness to both God and others.

    Grandmother. She was a woman of faith. If you were a person in her life, you knew that there was always someone praying for you. I may miss that most of all. She loved the Lord her God with all her might and wanted nothing more than to see every single other person she ever met come to know Him as she did. She was a great example of a gospel centered life.

    Grandmother. She was a godly woman. In terms of good theology, she was merely a sinner saved by grace. In terms of human decency, she was as good as they come. She was trustworthy and truthful. She was joyful and happy. She was wise and patient. She was principled yet forgiving. She displayed both the fruit of the Spirit and Proverbs 31 traits of a virtuous woman.

    Grandmother. She was a faithful woman. She was faithful to her family always, in all the different relationships they shared with her. She was faithful to her word to anyone she ever met. She was a very determined woman and when her mind was set on something, there was no turning her from it; her mind was set on being a faithful and honest person.

    Most of all, Grandmother was an example of the truths that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, that God is in the business of saving people and sanctifying them for His glory, and that a godly woman is a treasure to all who know her.

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