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Mary L. Hendricks Taylor

September 13, 1929 — September 26, 2019

Mary L. Hendricks Taylor age 90, of Greenville Michigan, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Green Acres Assisted Living under the care of Hospice of Michigan and family members. She was born September 13, 1929 in Grand Rapids, The daughter of Charles and Kathleen (Walsh) Fish. Mary is proceeded in death by her husbands Jack Hendricks and Melvin Taylor, sons Tom (Cathy) Hendricks and John (Joan) Hendricks. She is survived by her loving children Tim (Kathy) Hendricks, Sharry (Bill) Johnson, Sue (Tim) Wernet and David (Shelley) Hendricks. Family was very important to Mary and she was very proud and loved by 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Prior to living at Green Acres, Mary lived at Perch Lake, where she loved spending time with family, fishing, bird watching. The lake was originally a cabin, but after purchasing The Gowen General Store, it became her permanent residency. When she married Mel Taylor, traveling became a huge part of Mary's life. They traveled all over the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Scotland. One of Mary's favorite movies was "Anne of Green Gables", which they traveled to Prince Edward Island, Canada to observe its beauty. Alaska was a favorite fishing spot in which Mary was named "The Queen" of King Salmon, where she caught a 89 pounder and was even put on a post card. Florida was a second home to Mary where she was a snowbird and lived at West View Ridge, Haines City. Playing bingo, cards and going to the casino were all things in which Mary enjoyed. Spending time with family and friends was very important to her. She is survived by her classmates from St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School whom remained friends throughout the years. Many happy times were spent at Walt Disney Resort with family and acting as a guide to others. Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Monday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville, celebrated by Fr. Mark Bauer. Visitation will be 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the Marshall Funeral Home and from 10 AM till the Mass at the church on Monday. Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 8 PM. Memorial Contributions can be made in Mary’s name to Hospice of Michigan or the American Cancer Society. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.
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