Patricia “Pat” Taylor, 83, of Independence, MO passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 from complications due to a fall. She was born March 17, 1939 to Lenard and Freida (Lawrence) Swanson in Tacoma, WA.
Pat graduated in 1957 from Tigard High School in Tigard, OR. She worked for the Missouri State Employment Office in Kansas City and North Kansas City, MO, and retired in 2002. She enjoyed shopping, painting, crafting, taking care of her flowers, and spending time with her family at the lake. Pat always made everyone feel special, if you knew her you were loved by her.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Borden Taylor; parents, Lenard and Freida; sister, Joanne Bramlet; brother, Joe Miller; granddaughter, Brooke Paris.
Pat leaves behind her daughter, Debbie Waterfield (Bob) of Buckner, MO; son, Eddie Pruitt of Independence, MO; granddaughters, Nickie Paris, Shyanne Mangum (Cameron); great-granddaughters, Kelcie Eads, Danika Eads, Naevee Mangum and Iylee Mangum; brother, Claude Attebury (Beth) of Kansas; sisters, Len Noble (George) of Chehalis, WA, Kathy Giamanco (Charlie) of Kirkwood, MO, Mary Haer (Gary) of Weston, MO.
Her family will celebrate Pat’s life from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. A committal service will take place 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2023 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Memories of Pat and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.