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Nancy Seward Taylor, 87, Bloomington

Nancy Seward Taylor, 87, Bloomington, passed away at Brown County Health and Living Center in Nashville on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

Born July 1, 1925, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Austin and Edith (Regester) Seward, both members of established Bloomington families.

Nancy was a warm and loving woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She could light up any room with her wit and intelligence. She was a voracious reader, a patron of the arts and loved to travel. She was a true Renaissance woman. Nancy graduated from University High School and went on to Indiana University where she earned a degree in theatre and drama. She honed her acting craft under the tutelage of famed I.U. theatre professor Lee Norvelle and performed as Cathy in a production of “Wuthering Heights.” She was a proud member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at I.U.  Nancy met David Kochery, they married and eventually moved to Buffalo, N.Y., and raised a family. After her marriage to Dave she was certified as a speech and hearing therapist at Buffalo State University. She also joined the Actor’s Equity.  In Buffalo she met and married Walter Taylor of El Paso, Texas, in 1973. They lived a long and loving life in El Paso and moved to Bloomington together in 2006.  Nancy appeared in some 30 plays in Bloomington, El Paso, Buffalo and Canada, including “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The American Dream” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” She also practiced speech and hearing therapy in Buffalo and El Paso. She will be truly missed by her friends and family members in and around Bloomington.

Nancy is survived by husband, Walter Taylor; sons, Timothy Kochery of White Bear Lake, Minn., Peter Kochery of El Paso, Texas, and Kevin Kochery of Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Kochery; and grandchildren, Aiden and Tessa Kochery.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Seward Warden.

A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held in the spring, details, dates and information forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Nancy Seward Taylor’s name to the Department of Theatre and Drama, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington is handling arrangements.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

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