Marvin Dean Taylor was born on September 7, 1934 near Tasco, in Sheridan County, Kansas, to Orval and Bernice (Haynes) Taylor. He passed away on March 6, 2018 at the Sheridan County Long Term Care in Hoxie.
He grew up on a farm, and began doing chores and running the tractor at an early age. Whenever they weren’t working, Marvin and his brothers could be found playing football, basketball, or baseball, or pitching horseshoes. Marvin was educated in the schools of Sheridan County graduating from Sheridan Community High School with the class of 1952. Marvin attended and graduated from Kansas State University with a BS degree in Agriculture in 1957.
After a period of active duty in the US Army, he returned to the farm, and farmed in partnership with his father and his brother Harold, raising wheat, alfalfa, and feeding cattle. After their father’s retirement, Marvin and Harold continued farming in partnership. The partnership lasted more than sixty years.
He married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Smith on August 21, 1953, and they attended Kansas State University together. They became the parents of Jeannine, Neil, and Daniel. After 55 years of marriage, Kathleen passed away. Marvin was later blessed by the companionship of Patricia Blair during the last five years of his life.
He is survived by children Jeannine of the home; Neil and wife Jolene, Overland Park, KS; and Daniel and wife Stacey, Olathe, KS; five grandchildren: Catherine Taylor, Anna Taylor, Scott Taylor, Matthew Taylor, and Emma Taylor; brothers Harold and wife Arvilla of Hoxie; Ralfe and wife Lorena of Payson, AZ; Larry and wife Brenda of Overland Park, KS; Keith and wife Paula of Overland Park, KS; brother-in-law Bob Smith of Westminster, CA; sister-in-law Shirley Taylor of Grand Junction, CO; brother-in-law Tom Wentz of Pasadena, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen, his parents, sisters Ellen Mae and Ruby Smith, and brother Dale.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Hoxie Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Dixie Anders officiating. Interment will be in the Hoxie City Cemetery following the Service. Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, 2018, from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with family receiving friends from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. at the Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Sheridan County Benefit Walk, the Sheridan County Historical Society, or the Sheridan County Library. On-line condolences may be left at www.mickeyleopoldfuneral.com.