Joleta Faye Taylor

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Joleta Faye Taylor

November 27, 1938 - July 29, 2018

Joleta Faye Taylor, 79, of Crowder, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Eufaula Manor Nursing Home.
Joleta was born on November 27, 1938, in Oklahoma City, to Joseph Frank and Margaret Gwendolyn (Johnson) Nedbalek. She graduated from Putnam City High School.
In 1960, Joleta married Walter Randolph Droze. They were married for 11 years. She worked as a secretary for the State of Oklahoma and later in the law office of Gene Stipe.
In 1986, Joleta married Lewis Butler Taylor. They were married for 28 years, before he preceded her in death on October 12, 2014.
She was a member of Eastern Star and past worthy matron in Oklahoma City. Joleta was also a member of Order of Rainbow for Girls and the Poet Society of Oklahoma.
Survivors include daughters, Kerry Lynne Sloan, of Oklahoma City, and Wendy Rene Sledd and husband, Keith, of Gatesville, Texas; sisters, Margaret Arleen Cavanaugh, of Indianola, and Kathryn Diane Guinn and husband, Roger, of Eufaula; three grandchildren, Lauren Cloud, of Moore, Samantha Sloan, of McAlester, and Jennifer Cardon, of Phenix City, Alabama, and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Karen Kaye Kime, on May 25,1997, and son, Joseph Randolph Droze, on January 9, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.,, Wednesday, August 1, at Kelley Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Brannon officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in McAlester. Arrangements are under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory.
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In lieu of flowers, please send memoriams to Hope Haven Animal Rescue, 107 McKinley, STE #3, Eufaula, OK, 74432.
Published on July 31, 2018
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Teresa Frederick Herrick Jean
Aug 01, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers. I really appreciate Jo and all the knowledge I learned from her. She was a wonderful strong women and will be missed.
Ken Rager
Jul 31, 2018
Kerry, I am so sorry for your loss. Hug for you my friend. Take care and know that God will give you comfort and strength.