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Billy Jane (Boswell) Taylor

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Billy Jane (Boswell) Taylor, 81, of Beaver Dam, passed away March 19, 2023, at Mercy Health in Paducah. She was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Olaton, Kentucky, to the late William Brisco Boswell and Lou Anna (Miller) Boswell.

She graduated from Centertown High School and Lois Glyn School of Beauty for which she still held a current license. Billy retired as a dispatcher from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department in 2002 where she worked for 22 years. She also worked at Professional Care Home and Rehab for three and a half years. She has been past president of the Ohio County Humane Society and was active in getting the first shelter started here. She was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Billy was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, David Main Taylor, in 2022; her sister, Mary Lou (Boswell) Baugh, in 1973; and nephew, William (Bubby) Boswell, in 2002.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick (Jeannie) Taylor, Joey (Celena) Taylor; two daughters, Dava (Lane) Black, and Cinnamon Morris; seven grandsons, Robbie Bennett, Seth Taylor, Roger Morris Jr., Nathaniel Morris, Erik Black, Evan Taylor, and Jove Taylor; two granddaughters, Jennifer Fugate, and Dezmay Taylor; three great-grandsons, Calvin Duke, Theodore Bennett, and Henry Savage Morris; one great-granddaughter, Eleanor Bennett; her brother, Eddie (Wilma) Boswell; one nephew, Ken Baugh; four nieces, Tracy Lee (Baugh) Dunn, Trinity (Baugh) Addington, Kristi (Boswell) Wiles, and Maria (Boswell) Barrett; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, for Billy Jane Taylor and David “Donk” Taylor at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Tim Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at the funeral home.

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The family asks the expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Kentucky Kitty Cats, Inc.-317 Wilderness Road-Cromwell, KY42333. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.