In Memory of Ethel Marie Taylor

Ethel Marie Taylor
Ethel Marie Taylor
Born: March 9, 1920
Died: March 16, 2015
Age: 95
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Ethel Marie Taylor
March 9, 1920 - March 16, 2015
From: Nevada, IA

Ethel Taylor, age 95, of Nevada, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Rolling Green Village in Nevada. 

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor David R. Burling officiating.  Burial will be in Nevada Municipal Cemetery, Nevada.  Memorial visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to services. 

Born March 9, 1920, in Roland, Iowa, Ethel Marie Taylor was only child of Henry James and Amy (Hanson) Hoversten.  She grew up and received her education in Roland, graduating from Roland High School.  Ethel then attended Iowa State University. 

On December 10, 1943, she was united in marriage to Frederic “Bill” W. Taylor.  The couple settled in Nevada and was blessed with two daughters, Kaye and Sue. 

Ethel was employed at Nevada National Bank for nearly twenty years, retiring in 1982.  She loved to play bridge and was a member of numerous bridge clubs.  She was an avid golfer and bowler and also enjoyed traveling.  In earlier years, Ethel was an active member of Memorial Lutheran Church.   

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Bill in 1989. 

Survivors include two daughters, Kaye Ostrich of Nevada, and Sue (Craig) Ellsworth of Lakota; six grandchildren, Lisa (Chet) Barton of Scottsdale, AZ, Michael (Candice) Ostrich of Carroll, Douglas (Shannon) Ostrich of Cedar Falls, Chad (Melanie) Ellsworth of Johnston, Scott Ellsworth of Lakota, and Justin Ellsworth of Lakota; and eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hayden, Jacob, Ryan, and Alicia Ostrich, and Ryan, Owen, and Myles Ellsworth.  

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Ethel and her family.


Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:31 AM
“As a newcomer to Nevada, I enjoyed the times I played bridge with her when she came to our club. She was a fun person. Fran Mauldin”
- Fran Mauldin
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 12:27 PM
“Kaye and Sue , so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Blessings to you and yours. Karen ”
- Karen Gunderson
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:10 AM
“Ethel was very kind to me as I grew up and chanced to do business at a local Jewelry Store. She was supportive to a young man getting started. I will never forget that opportunity.she afforded me. Later we worked together at NNB where she again made my life just a little easier while getting started on a 40 year career in banking.She was truly a kind and understand colleague.”
- James S. ball
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David R. Burling


Honorary Bearers
Lisa Barton
Michael Ostrich
Douglas Ostrich
Chad Ellsworth
Scott Ellsworth
Justin Ellsworth


One hour prior to services
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Deb Mitchell, Pianist


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa