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Vivian Taggart, 79, Bloomington

Vivian Taggart, 79, Bloomington, passed away peacefully at her home Feb. 5, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

Vivian was born July 9, 1934 to Frances and Louis Miller in Nashville.

She is survived by three children, David (Emilie) Taggart of Lenexa, Kansas, Janelle (Mark) Parker of Leawood, Kansas, and Brian (Linda) Taggart of Greenfield; six grandchildren, Jori (Jeremy) Avery, Corbin Taggart, Grant and Brycen Parker, Emma and Hannah Taggart; 10 siblings, Jean (Don) Trendelman, Mary (Buddy) Banister, Jim (Cynthia) Miller, Gerald (Violet) Miller, Kay Dougherty, John (Brenda) Miller,  Brenda (John) Roszak, Steve (Barbara) Miller, Peg (Dick) Furanna and Kevin Miller; life partner, Shellie Walker, and her children, Justin, Chad, Chris, Ethan, Austin, Kayden and Moe. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret Ann; and brother, Dean.

Vivian grew up with her 12 siblings in the hills of Brown County and graduated from Nashville High School in 1952. She married Edwin Taggart and they had three children.  She was a member of Parkview Church of the Nazarene, where she learned to love the Lord, to study His Word, and to share it with others. She was a leader in Bible Study Fellowship in Columbus for several years. Whether she was serving as Sunday school teacher, custodian, or pitcher on the co-ed softball team, Vivian lived out the gospel she loved. Her work experience included operating Day Star Inn and Taggart Sport Shop, driving a school bus, and various other positions. 

In her later days, Vivian lived with her life partner, Shellie Walker, and her seven adopted grandchildren. Vivian was a therapeutic foster parent through Villages for eight years.  She coached elementary school girls' basketball and was a member of the Salvation Army Church in Nashville  She lived out her Christian life through her later years and was much loved by her family.

A family memorial service will be conducted at a later date.  Allen Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.    

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Nashville.

Condolences can be sent to the family at allenfuneralhome.org.

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    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
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    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
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    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
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    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
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    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West