Betty Jane Taylor
July 23, 1939 – –
April 8, 2021
Betty Jane Taylor, 81, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Allegany Health, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Cumberland on August 23, 1939, to the late William Abbott and Lula Blanche (Myers) Abbott.
Her grandson Corey Taylor had preceded her death; Sister JoAnn Llewellyn; Brother-in-law Roy “Skip” Taylor; former son-in-law William Montgomery. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Betty was a graduate of Allegany High School, class of 1957, and also graduated from Catherman’s Business School.
She previously worked in the credit department of Montgomery Ward and Roy Rogers at the mall.
Betty was a lifelong member of the Livingstone Church of the Brethren, where she sang in the choir for over 20 years.
She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and the Ladies of the Sanctuary.
Betty loved to sing and enjoyed going to her daughter’s band. She enjoyed going to sporting events to watch her grandchildren and spending time with her family.
Betty is survived by her 57-year-old husband, George Taylor. Daughter Angie Montgomery-Gillum and husband Barry, also known as Kenny Chesney as she would affectionately call him.
She also leaves behind her stepson, George Taylor Jr .; Grandchildren, Zayne Montgomery and wife, Cayle, Aliyah Montgomery and fiancee, Tony Weems and Tyson Ross; and great-grandchildren, Cadence Taylor, Arabella Weems, Bexleigh Montgomery, Tristian Weems, Andrew Montgomery and Renlee Weems.
Betty is also survived by her best friends Eleanor Yost and her husband Harry. a special family member, Rachel Murray; Brother-in-law Dave Llewellyn; Sisters-in-law, Barb Taylor and Joyce Ellsworth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be welcomed to the Adams Family Funeral Home, PA, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland on Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The funeral services will take place on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home
The funeral will take place in Sunset Memorial Park.
The family especially thanks Cumberland Covenant House for all the bonds that have been built. Many thanks also to the Allegany Health, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, especially Tammy Isner-King, for the care and compassion shown to Betty.
Special thanks also go to neighbors Jennifer and Jamie Shillingburg for their support and help over the years.
Published on April 9, 2021