Vern Merle Taylor, 76, of Salinas California, formerly of Fort Scott, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
He was born December 23, 1932 in Fort Scott, Kansas the son of Russell McDonald and Gladys Gertrude Taylor.
He attended Pittsburg State Teachers College and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, and served during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps.
He worked as a Housing Construction Administrator, and was a member of Rotary.
He is survived by a son; Kenton Taylor of La Honda, CA, and a Daughter; Tracy Taylor of Gilbert, Arizona, four grandchildren, and a former wife; Kathleen Bolze.
He was preceded in death by a former wife; Antoinette Marie Franklin.
VFW Chaplain James R. Stradley will officiate graveside services 10 a.m Thursday, June 2009 at the West Liberty Cemetery.
Military honors will be conducted by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail.
Services are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.
Online condolences may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.