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Alumni Obituary – Francis L “Frank” Taylor

Francis L. “Frank” Taylor passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton, KS.

Frank was born October 27, 1931, to Francis Marion Taylor and Rebecca May (Christopher) Taylor, in Tekamah, NE. He attended the Tekamah schools with a lot of his cousins and graduated from Tekamah High School. He then moved to Omaha, working as a parking lot attendant. He accepted Jesus as his Savior and Lord at a tent survival meeting led by Billy Friday.

On September 4, 1953, Frank was united in marriage to Bonnie Sue Hutchinson of Louisville, NE. They had two children, Douglas Lee and Karen Jenae. Doug was born in Omaha in 1954. In 1956 the little family moved from Omaha to McPherson, KS, where Frank worked for Pyle Construction. Karen was born in McPherson in 1957.

Frank worked for Pyle Construction as an electrician and H/VAC specialist from 1956 until retiring in 1993. Having too much energy to stay home, he worked for Peoples Bank and Trust in McPherson in Maintenance for several years.

Frank and family attended the McPherson Free Methodist from 1956 to 2016 when they moved to Newton, Kansas. There they attended the Golden Plains Free Methodist Church.

Frank is survived by his wife of 69 years, Bonnie; son Douglas and wife Robin of Hillsboro, KS; daughter Karen and husband Ernie of Newton, KS; sister Ova Mae of Maplesville, AL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marian Anderson.

Visitation was at 1 p.m.. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home

Funeral Service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday May 15, 2023 at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in Rural Newton followed by Burial in the McPherson City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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