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Ilo Elizabeth Taylor

Submitted by Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Ilo Elizabeth Thorne


Ilo Elizabeth (Thorne) Taylor was born August 1, 1914 to Lawrence William and Ola Borders Botner Thorne in Hillsdale.  She married Samuel Edwin Taylor on August 1, 1934.  Together they had four children (including twin sons):  James Waldon, Gerald Lee, Harold Dee and William Ray.  Harold (December 5, 1942-September 3, 1982) died from Cancer and is buried in Calumet Park Cemetery.  She was a very loving and devoted wife and mother, and loved her Lord and Savior with all she was.  As a young person, she was of the Presbyterian religion, but changed denominations to Baptist in her later years.  She suffered from Alzheimers, and passed away October 23, 1989 as a result of Cancer of the Uterus in Gary, Indiana.  She was buried in Calumet Park Cemetery.