Barbara EmMerilla Taylor, a lifelong resident of the Town of Newburgh, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 1, 2018 at her residence. She was 82.
The daughter of the late Austin C. and Lena B. (Neff) Wolven, Barbara was born on December 13, 1935 in the Town of Newburgh, NY.
Barbara was a retired accounts payable clerk with the Newburgh Enlarged School District in Newburgh. She was also an active longtime member of the Moulton Memorial Baptist Church where she was the organist, choir director and Sunday school teacher along with being a member of the Beta ETA Club.
Barbara was known for her piano and organist duets with her lifelong friend Jacky Hey and she was an avid Mets fan.
Barbara is survived by daughters: Helena C. Taylor and Janet M. Taylor of the Town of Newburgh; her unofficial daughter Trish Manuele and her husband, Frank of Walden; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barbara is predeceased by husband, John “Jack” E. Taylor, and one brother, Chester Wolven.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and thank you to Dr. DiLorenzo, (Cheryl, Denise, Diane and Nicole), Dr. Aziz, Dr. Mclaughlin, (Ashley and Denise), Dr. M. Patel, Alice Looney, ANP-C, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Kat and Elizabeth of Rite Aid - Broadway, and caregivers, Kim, Sharilee and Hannah.
A private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will take place Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Moulton Memorial Baptist Church, 54 Old Little Britain Rd., Town of Newburgh. The Reverend Dr. Fontella Irons will officiate.
Interment of cremains will take place in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Newburgh Veterinary Hospital, “Jake Fund”, 1716 Rt. 300, Newburgh NY 12550 or Beta ETA Club, c/o Moulton Memorial Baptist Church, 54 Old Little Britain Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550.