Penny Darlene Taylor passed away on Jan. 7, 2021, at the age of 52.

She was born in Bluffton on Aug. 23, 1968, the daughter of Virginia Anderson and Larry Taylor. She grew up in Pennville before relocating to Redkey, where she resided for the remainder of her life. She is survived by two sons, Steven Taylor (Mikaela), 33, and Kenny Burks Jr., 27, as well as four grandchildren, Nevaeh, Ryder, Kingston and Treyvin. She had several brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by one sister and grandchild.

It may be cliché to say to know our mother was to love her. However, cliché it is, it rings true.

She was one of the most selfless people we will ever have the pleasure to know in our lifetime. She much rather would have helped someone else she loved before helping herself. Now, we admit, we are incredibly biased, her resiliency was something to behold. Despite any other obstacles in her life, she made sure to take care of anything asked of her. It may have been last minute, but she got it done. What can we say? We got our tendency to procrastinate from her. Our mother was one of the nicest, most understanding and forgiving people that existed, and we get the privilege of calling her Mom.

Services will be held Thursday at Redkey United Methodist Church, visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. with Pastor Jason Rice officiating.

Arrangements by Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.

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