Wilma Marcine Weedin Taylor, age 85 of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 22, 2023 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Born on January 7, 1938 in Butler, MO. Marcine lived in a small home in New Home Township with her parents Sam and Goldie (Robertson) Weedin, and elder brother Marion Weedin for several years, where her father farmed and ran his own sawmill. The family then moved to Sprague in Howard Township to the family farm, settled by her grandparents Alphonso (A.F.) and Mary Weedin in 1879.
Marcine attended the one room Sprague School through the Eighth grade, then finished her High School years in Rich Hill, graduating in 1956. Following graduation, she was one of the many young women placed for employment in Kansas City by Business Teacher Opal Heatherly, where she was employed in office work for several years.
An invitation to a church activity by a co-worker, led Marcine to Edward Lee Taylor of Kansas City, Missouri. The two were united in marriage on October 7, 1963 and to this union 3 ornery sons were born, each 3 years apart. During this time, they purchased a home in Overland Park, KS., where they lived until the passing of her mother in 1974. Wanting to raise their family away from the city, Marcine and Ed made one more move to her family home on the Weedin farm where she lived through the remainder of her life.
Besides her ever tiring endeavor to raise 3 mischievous boys, Marcine and Ed raised chickens and sold many eggs, as well as gardening, and keeping a few cows around. Baby calves and new kittens would always put a smile across her face, and she worried about their well-being. Mom enjoyed selling eggs to her neighbors and cherished her visits with them at the kitchen table. Cooking for the family gave her much joy. Fried chicken, stew, pork cutlets and chops in potatoes were remembered well by the family as well as hay and farm help.
While Marcine never had a daughter, she was blessed with five granddaughters and two grandsons that she deeply loved. She prayed for them often and gave her rip-the-tape off loving advice out of her deep sense of concern for them (this same well-intended advice was still given to her sons as needed).
Marcine and Ed enjoyed any opportunity to eat out, especially with friends and family or church potluck. Any area restaurant knew them by name “and yes, cream and sugar please!” They were active in the Butler Chapter of the Disabled Veterans Association, the American Legion, and visited the Kern Center often as well. History of the area, especially Sprague and Foster, were popular topics as well as family genealogy.
Above all other interests (even more than grand and great-grandchildren) was her deep love for the Lord. Volumes of sermon outlines and Bible Study notes were cherished from a life of learning God’s Word. Marcine was raised attending Sprague Christian Church through her childhood years. During her time in the city, she and Ed were charter members in the construction and completion of the Johnson County Christian Church in Overland Park, KS.
Upon moving home to Rich Hill in 1974, they committed their fellowship and devotion to the Foster Christian Church, where she worshipped in Christ faithfully until her passing. Ladies Salad Suppers and Revivals were a must, as well as her love of the food and fellowship of the Rich Hill Christian Church Wednesday Night Bible Studies. As her health declined, church attendance became more difficult. She greatly missed seeing her many friends and fellow Christians when she was unable to attend. In her final words, Marcine expressed not only her love for her family, but her wish for their eternal hope in the Lord.
Marcine is preceded in death by her husband Edward Taylor, infant grandson Derek Taylor, parents Sam and Goldie Weedin, brother Marion Weedin and wife Wanda.
She is survived by her sons Lee Edward, David Allen, Kenneth Ray and wife Teresa Taylor, all of Rich Hill, MO. Grandchildren; Sara Smith (Lyndell) of Liberal, MO. ;Tiffany Taylor (Amanda) of Lebanon, MO. ; Kristen Arndt (Gus) of Adrian, MO. ; Kendra Ephland (Nathan) of Rich Hill, MO. ; Allison Cumpton (Clayton) of Foster, MO. ; Grant Taylor of Lake Ozark, MO. ; Ryan Taylor of Deepwater, MO. Four great-grandchildren; Lane Benedick and Freya Arndt of Adrian, MO. ; Drew and Kendall Ephland of Rich Hill, MO.
Marcine held dear the staff of the Nevada Dialysis Clinic for their care and support, as well as her wonderful in-home caregivers and transportation: Jolene Barkman, Jackie Calvert, Lana Eckart, Ruth Fletcher, Barbara Koehn, and Leta Singleterry. Our family is forever grateful for the love, caring, and companionship they have given her. Also, to her daughter-in-law of 33 years Teresa for her tireless efforts and availability in all areas of her care through the years.
Funeral service will be 10 am Wednesday, April 25, 2023 at the Rich Hill Christian Church. Burial in the Belton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Heuser Funeral Home.
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