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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.

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane