Winter Holiday 04

Carolyn Jane Taylor

April 5, 1945 ~ December 14, 2019 (age 74)

Obituary Image


Carolyn Jane Taylor, age 74, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 1:44 PM  Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Hannibal Regional Hospital

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.  Private family burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Carolyn was born on April 5, 1945, in Barry, Illinois the daughter of Edwin "Bud" and Lucille (White) Doran.

Carolyn was united in marriage to Paul Taylor on December 12, 1991, in Shelbina, MO.  He preceded her in death on October 6, 2008.

Survivors include her children Gregory Clark of Hannibal, MO and Penny Robinson of Hannibal, MO; grandchildren, Anthony Smith, Christopher Humphrey, Nikkia Humphrey, Daren Clark, and A.J. Smith; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by a brother, Ernie Lambert and five sisters, Frances Fessenden, Sharon Shockley, Viola Ross, Cleo Campfield, and Wilma Lambert.

Professionally Carolyn worked as a CNA at Levering Home before retirement.

In her free time Carolyn enjoyed working her vendor booth at Colony Flea Market in Colony, MO.  She also enjoyed traveling around to area flea markets and thrift stores looking for the best bargains.  Carolyn was a sociable lady and never met a stranger.  Her biggest love was her family.  She cherished the time spent with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carolyn was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church, where she was an active in the women's group.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Carolyn's memorial page at







To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carolyn Jane Taylor, please visit our floral store.


A memorial celebration of life
December 20, 2019

2:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home & Chapel
2619 St. Mary's Ave.
Hannibal, MO 63401

© 2020 Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA