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Darlene Taylor

Darlene Taylor, daughter of Lyle & Bessie (House) Nelson, was born January 19, 1929 near Clearfield, Iowa. Darlene graduated from Clearfield High School in 1946. She taught in country schools until her marriage to Raymond D. Taylor on December 28, 1948. Darlene worked at Taylor Fiberglass in Diagonal before her career in nursing. She enrolled in the nursing program at Southwestern Community College in Creston as the oldest student. Darlene worked at Clearview Home in Clearfield for several years. Darlene was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and the Christian Church, both in Clearfield. Darlene enjoyed gardening and never had a cross word for anyone. Darlene loved her family, grandchildren and her great grandchildren.
Darlene passed away on February 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Larry; and sister Thelma Brown.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children Martin (Linda) Taylor of Wheatland, Missouri and Yvonne (Mohammad) Elahi of Cedar Falls, Iowa; grandchildren Zakary (Cindy) Taylor, Gatlin Taylor, Mariam (Mohsen) Darvishi, Sarah Elahi, Ali (Elmira) Elahi, Safiah Elahi (Mahdi Javonbakht), and Hassan (Alisha) Elahi; great grandchildren Zoey and Gunnar Taylor, Ehssan Elahi, and Ali Hossein; brothers Dean (Mildred) Nelson of Lenox, Iowa and Paul (Joann) Nelson of Clearfield, Iowa; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established to the Clearfield Christian Church.

  • Open Visitation Without The Family Present

    March 01, 2013
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    200 Broadway St
    Clearfield, IA

  • Funeral Service

    March 02, 2013
    1:00 PM

    Christian Church

    Clearfield, IA

  • Burial

    Saturday March 02 2013

    Clearfield Cemetery

    Clearfield, IA

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We were so sorry to hear of Darlene''s passing. She was a kind and lovely person. Our sympathies to you all.

Posted by Cheri May, Sheryl Keenan and Samantha Hornback - Waukee, IA - church friends   March 13, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Darlene was a very kind and caring person and always very friendly. Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to her family at this time.

Posted by Lori England Christensen - Leon, IA - Classmate-Yvonne   March 01, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I''m so sorry to hear about Darlene. I grew up with Yvonne and spent alot of time at their house, beings we were neighbors. The whole family was a pleasure to be around .
Our thoughts and prayers are being sent out to the wonderful family of Darlene.

Posted by Lynne Maben (Votava) - Clearfield, IA - friend/neighbor when growing up   February 28, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Daelene was a very nice lady. My family had alot of fun with them in the Ozarks and other times with my parents Max and Marilyn Tindle . My mother did her hair for many years.

Posted by Penny Tindle Adams - Bedford, IA - friend   February 28, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM