Rachel D. Taylor FIEG

December 2, 1920 ~ August 3, 2008

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Mrs. Rachel 'Dickson' Taylor Fieg passed away peacefully in her sleep, early Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor at the age of 87 years, 8 months & 1 day. Rachel was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Crenshaw, Mississippi, & was the daughter of Floyd Baskel Dickson and Lillie Mae 'McCharen' Dickson. Also preceding-in-death were: her 1st husband, Dr. Byron H. Taylor, Jr. (1960); and a sister, Mary 'Mrs. John' Fagan.

Rachel was a former longtime resident of Desloge. She obtained her RN as a 1945 Graduate of the Univ. of Tenn. (U-T) School of Nursing in Memphis, TN. Rachel was an Industrial Nurse for the majority of her nursing career, first for the Murray Bicycle Plant in Lawrenceburg, TN. Upon moving to Flat River, MO., Rachel became the office nurse for her husband, Dr. Byron H. Taylor, Jr. Upon the death of Dr. Taylor, Rachel returned to the Industrial Nurse vocation & served as the Industrial Nurse for the Mississippi Lime Company in Ste. Genevieve for many years. Rachel and Lothar were united in marriage May 2, 1977. Rachel has been an active member of The Presbyterian Church and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan for many years.

Survivors include : her husband, Lothar Fieg, of Ste. Genevieve (currently residing at the Farmington Presbyterian Manor). 1 Daughter, Sandra 'Mrs. Danny' Miller; 2 Sons: Byron H. (& Kay) Taylor, III; David W. (& Ann) Taylor, all of Farmington. 4 Grandchildren: Christine 'Mrs. Bill' Robbins, of San Jose, California; Rodney (& Susie) Miller, of Farmington; Travis Taylor, of Palo Alto, Calif. & Tracy 'Mrs. John' Boyd, of St.Louis. 3 Great-Granddaughters: Jesse & Abby Miller, of Farmington; Mallory Robbins, of San Jose, Calif. A sister, Mrs. Collye Walker, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also surviving are 5 Step-Children: Richard J. & Cindy Fieg, of Ste. Genevieve; Susan (Mrs. Ed) Williams, of Chicago; Russell & Heny Fieg, of Las Vegas, NV; Steven & Eleanor Fieg, of Ste. Genevieve; Douglas & Cindy Harris Fieg, of Somis, CA.; 4 Step-Grandchildren: Laura & Brian Fieg, of Atlanta, GA; Tamra (Mrs. Thomas) Bradford, of Festus, MO; Brenna Ferguson, of Ste. Genevieve. Also surviving, many loving Cousins; Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation : Thursday, 10 am - 12 Noon @ Farmington Presbyterian Church, under direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc..

Visitation : Thursday, 4 - 8 p.m. @ Basler Funeral Home - Ste. Genevieve.

Funeral : Friday, 10:00 a.m., Aug. 8, 2008, at Ste. Genevieve First Presbyterian Church, 160 So. Main Street, with Lay Pastor Lorraine Stange officiating.

Burial will be next to Dr. Taylor in Farmington, at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Bembower officiating.

Memorials would be preferred in lieu of flowers to: * The American Cancer Society.

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  1. May God in His mercy, hold you and your family in His love, forgiveness and promise. We love all of you. Karen and George Robbins

  2. Dave and Ann, Let God wrap you in His arms to help you through these difficult days. Your in our prayers.

  3. What a precious gift Aunt Rachel was to all of the Taylor clan. We anxiously look forward to that day when we will see her again.

  4. Our deepest sympathy upon the death of Rachel. Mother (Margaret Owen Brewer) spoke often of the good times they had growing up.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you now and always. Sincerely,Cheri

  5. Sincere sympathy to your family during this time and in the days to come in the loss of your loved one. May God bless each of you.

  6. Byron: Sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great woman and I have memories of her visiting when you and Kay would be home. As you know she is in a better place, Im sure she truely missed here.

  7. Sandra, Lothar and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at the death of your dear Rachael. I always remember her as a lovely woman, and she was much loved by her cousins Willa Jean and Margaret. The video tribute is wonderful, and I will check it again tonight. I have the picture of the McCharen sisters in my den and feel like I am there with each of you. Peace to you, Jean Allen

  8. ms.sandra and Family, Know that our thoughts and peaceful wishes are with you and your family. With Warm Regards, David and Elizabeth

  9. While I didn't know "Grandma" Rachel personally, I've heard stories from Christine about her beloved grandmother. The video tribute also shows the legacy of a woman who loved life & was loved so much by her family. I pray that God will comfort each of you during the coming days as you share sorrows over your loss, but knowing that Grandma Rachel is now resting in God's love.

  10. Sandra and Family, The wonderful memories you have of your mother will help get you through the days ahead. May God Bless you all. Loving thoughts and prayers, BJ & Rob Thomas

  11. Dave, Ann an families so sorry for your loss. Keep the beautiful memories. May God Bless you all through this difficult time. Bob & Martha

  12. Dave, Ann and Family. Sorry to here about your loss. We pray that God will bless your family during your difficult time.

  13. We are so sorry for your loss. We have just returned from our vacation and learned of your mother's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time of grieving and we are so sorry we were not able to attend your services. We love you all, The Thurmans

  14. David, I visited with Bob Jenkins & he told me that your mother had passed away. Please accept our condolences on your lost. We would have came to her visitation if we would have known. She was a great person and a proud mother to you. You are in our prayers, my friend. Bill and Sharon

  15. Ann and Dave, We are so sorry to read of your loss. Please accept our love and sympathy at this difficult time. We will remember you in our prayers. Blessings and love to all. You all are such a wonderful loving and caring family. May God's richest blessings be with you and comfort you and give you peace. Tom and Gayle

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