Ada Taylor

Obituary of Ada Marie Taylor

Ada Marie (Jacobs) Taylor (88) passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Bridgeport, with her grandsons, Jordan and Brett by her side. She was born in Grafton on December 15, 1928 to the late Bertha (Canfield) and Alonzo "Lonnie" Jacobs. She was married to John E. Taylor on October 5, 1957 who preceded her in death on April 30, 2005. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her three children: Debi McEldowney and her husband Mike of Salina, KS; Donna Gwinn and her husband Dennis of Clarksburg; Dave Taylor and his wife Kim of Mt. Clare; six grandchildren: Anthony Moots and his wife Paula of Walkersville, MD; David McEldowney of Salina, KS; Hannah Francis and her husband David of Bridgeport; Jordan Gwinn and his wife Andrea of Clarksburg; Matt Taylor of Taizhou, China; and Brett Taylor of Bridgeville, PA; seven great-grandchildren: Payton, Cash, and Crew Moots of Walkersville, MD; Annabel and Audrey Francis of Bridgeport; Harlow and Elodie Gwinn of Clarksburg. She is also survived by several nieces and their families and a multitude of friends. She was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Vera and Frank Todd. Ada was a graduate of Grafton High School. She worked many years at the Bridgeport Bank, where she made lifelong friendships. She loved Tygart Lake and passed that love onto her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. She had a passion for gardening and certainly had the green thumb to prove it. She also loved crafting. She amassed quite the faux floral collection in her creative years. She enjoyed making memories with her husband and their amazingly tight knit group of friends while on vacations and cruises or dancing the night away, but also while playing bridge at home. Ada had a passion for shopping, which she didn't take lightly. She was also a collector. You would never catch her without a tissue tucked into the band of her watch or throwing away a bread tie. She loved watching the neighborhood critters out of her kitchen window and always kept a lookout for the hummingbirds. And while the list can go on and on, she most of all, more than anything, loved her family. She attended the Bridgeport United Methodist Church. Friends will be received at the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV on Monday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. The funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Dr. Ken A. Ramsey presiding. The interment will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV. Condolences may be extended to the family at The Taylor family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.