Noah William Taylor

Noah William Taylor, 86, of rural Avena Township, near St. Elmo, Illinois died on Tuesday morning November 29, 2020 at 9:14 am at his home after a lingering illness the past few years. Noah was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Funeral Services were conducted at the S.H.E.D. at the First Church of God, St. Elmo, on Saturday afternoon, January 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. with  Pastor Jeremy Smith officiating.

Visitation for family and friends  was held at the First Church of God beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2021 before the funeral services.

Funeral Burial Rites  will be conducted in the Springhill Cemetery, Loudon Township, north of St. Elmo,  Illinois  at a later date.

Noah wed Ruby Irene Morris on August 14, 1954 at the Fayette County Court House, Vandalia, Illinois. He was employed by the Norge Corporation which became Fedders USA in Effingham. In April of 1999 Noah retired after 46 and a half years of employment. Noah also worked for the Richardson Brother’s Greenhouse for many years during times of layoff from Norge/Fedders.

Noah loved to hunt, work on automobiles in his younger years, and was a lifelong “yard warrior”. After retirement, he took up woodworking and played with the Prairieland Pickers and The Singing Strings music groups. He was especially fond of playing at the local nursing homes each Thursday. Noah was a life-long and faithful member of the First Church of God in St. Elmo.

Noah is survived by his wife, Ruby Irene Morris-Taylor; son, Tommy Lee Taylor of Vandalia, IL; three daughters, Brenda Kay (special friend, Patrick K. Williams) Taylor of St. Elmo, Sherry Diane (husband, Calvin) Baker of St. Elmo, Amy Elizabeth Moore of Mattoon, IL; and five grandchildren, Anna Mae Taylor, Jamie Danielle Taylor, Vanessa Lynn (husband, Jed) Adams, Olivia Grace Baker, Erica Lynae Moore.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman Taylor and Avis Ione Taylor-Julius; and grandparents, Thomas and Amy Baker.

Memorials  may be directed to First Church of God Youth Group and or the Donor’s Choice. Online obituary and condolences can be made at

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