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Doris E. Taylor

December 20, 1925 — March 24, 2018

Doris E. Taylor, 92, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday morning, March 24, 2018 after a long illness.

She was born on December 20, 1925 in Urbana, IL. When Doris was 3 years old, she became the daughter of Edward and Josephine Chrisman through adoption. She was united in marriage with Willis H. Taylor, Jr. on November 26, 1943. They spent nearly 63 years together until his passing on September 24, 2003. Doris was the proud queen of Farm and Fleet on West State Street working there for 20 years, acquiring many friends and acquaintances. She was also a long time member of The Eastern Star Organization. Doris will be dearly missed by all especially her family to whom she was always a mentor. The family would like to thank the staff at Fair Oaks Rehab & Health Care for their excellent care and compassion given to Doris in the last 3 years.

Survivors include her sons; Henry (Georgann) Taylor, John (Lorraine) Taylor; daughter-in-law, Wanda of Alamogordo, NM; grandchildren and great-grandchildren that were her pride and joy. Predeceased by her parents; loving husband; one brother; and son, Willis H. Taylor III, Vietnam veteran.

Per Doris’s request, there will be no public services held. Cremation rites have been accorded under the care of Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. To express online condolences and share memories, please visit

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