Velma C. Taylor of Kennett Square

Velma C. Taylor, 89, of Kennett square, died Nov. 17. Velma was born and raised in Chester, and was a graduate of Chester High School. In 1948, she married John H. Taylor Jr., and together they raised four daughters in Chadds Ford.

Velma C. Taylor

Velma C. Taylor

After retirement, Velma and John moved to the quiet little town of Atglen. They lived there for more than 20 years, beyond John's death in 2010, and until Velma moved in 2013 to Brandywine Senior Living in Kennett Square. Velma owned Taylor’s Bridal Shoppe in West Chester, for 20 years. Back in the day, Velma had the perfectly sized feet for sample shoes and, over the years, she modeled her legs and shoes for several companies well into mid-life. 

Velma was predeceased by her parents, William Elwood and Minerva Reynolds Thornton; her half-brother, Raymond Slattery; her step-sisters, May Gamble and Peg Krautter; and by her husband, John H. Taylor. She is survived by her daughters Claudia Taylor Simeone (Joseph), Janice Taylor Kavanaugh, Melanie Taylor, and Tracey Taylor; her grandchildren Gregory Simeone (Elizabeth Houser), Erin Kavanaugh (Matthew Freshcoln), Matthew Simeone (Sharon Lehm), Priscilla Kavanaugh (Justin Sharp), Rebecca Simeone, and Andrew Kavanaugh; great-grandchildren Andrew, Samantha, and Charlotte Simeone; and her nephew Joseph Slattery. 
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, followed by a service at 11 a.m. Interment immediately followed at Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. 

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