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Taylor, Theresa M.

Taylor, Theresa M.

November 3, 1930 — September 21, 2020

My Aunt and Godmother, Theresa M. Taylor, slipped into heaven in late September. Waiting to greet her there were her parents, Charles and Helen, and her siblings, Chuck, Mary Ann, Rosemary, Tom and Delores. Left to mourn her passage are sisters Tudy, Berta, Pat and Margie, her caretakers Chris and Charlie, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.She was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas and spent her adult years in Kansas City, Mo. She worked for many years at Hallmark Cards.She earned an MBA from the UMKC School of Business. She developed and operated two businesses, a court reporting company and a tax preparation business. Her tax business ended with the 2019 tax year. She was beautiful inside and out. She was intellectually curious and always striving to learn new things. She was fluent in Spanish. She pursued physical fitness throughout her life and loved running and swimming with friends at the UMKC pool. She was widely read and politically informed. She enjoyed many a lunch with family and friends at Andre's on the Plaza. In her final days she received comfort and care from Kansas City Hospice and from her protectors, Chris and Charlie. She had only one regret. She did not live to cast her vote for Joe Biden for President. She spent her last days praying for his success and for our country. Private services will be scheduled at a later safe date. Donations in her honor may be given to Kansas City Hospice, the University of Kansas Medical Center or Redemptorist Church.

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Private services will be scheduled at a later safe date. Donations in her honor may be given to Kansas City Hospice, the University of Kansas Medical Center or Redemptorist Church.

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Theresa and my mother-in-law, Carol Burke, (both court reporters) were best friends for many years. My husband, Rick, was also a tax accountant. After Rick's and Carol's passing, Theresa and I kept in touch by phone to share the good times and the frustrating ones plus, in general, to keep up our spirits throughout it all. Talking or being with Theresa always brightened my day immensely! We had planned to get together again in person soon for lunch at Andre's after tax season extensions were complete, things were safer with COVID and on a beautiful weather day. I was sad to find this obituary but yet am glad to know that our loved ones are together now and in peace.

Doris Beitling

I had the distinct pleasure of having Theresa do the court reporting for all my criminal cases for over 20 year period. We went all over town and in every neighborhood in the Kansas City area. People always allowed me in their homes unannounced because I had Theresa at the door with me. She loved her job and she loved her interaction with those we met along the way. She had a keen insight of people and helped me in many ways in doing my job better for which I was grateful. She always had a compliment for those we met. She had an endearing personality, spirit and a million dollar Smile. May she rest in eternal peace.

John P. O’Connor

  • I first met Theresa at Hallmark Cards, when she was Nathan Stark's secretary. I had spent a high school summer at Hallmark Cards in their Litho Planning and Production Dept. run by Hans Archenhold. I don't ever recall Theresa without a smile and a warm heart. I know she was an avid athlete. She used to run backwards on UMKC's track (at least my sister, Judy, told me that and I was impressed). She swam and ran!!!! and probably did a lot of other athletic pursuits. When she finally moved to Oak Hall, it was a treat knowing she was in the same building as my parents. Whenever I visited KC, I always got in touch with Theresa, and of course, she wanted to meet at Andre's! Theresa was a TREASURE and so very very special! I shall miss her dearly.

Tamme Haskell

I will so miss my sister who brought such happiness to my life.....our birthday lunches we shared,going to her condo for a glass of birthday wine.....I will miss her and love her always.....

Patricia Hannah

A delightful, witty and knowledgeable woman. Easy to work with and honest. She has done my taxes for about 20 years and we were both parishioners of St. Francis Xavier

Steve Livingston

I just found the book "The Road Less Traveled" Theresa sent to me 8/19/95. I will re-read the book now. Much love to you, my sister.

Margie Taylor

Very clear in my mind's eye are Theresa's twinkling blue eyes, wry wit and wise counsel. In the future, I will be asking WWTD, "What would Theresa do?"

Cindy Stofiel

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