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Retta A. Taylor

May 23, 1936 - February 21, 2018
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Friday 2/23, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Saturday 2/24, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Saturday 2/24, 1:00 pm

Retta A. Taylor, age 81, a resident of Volga, WV, passed away on February 21, 2018 in Mansfield Place at Broaddus Hospital. Retta was born May 23, 1936 in Grafton, WV. She was a daughter of the late Forrest Dale and Maud (Davis) Brown. Retta was united in marriage on November 23, 1957 to JohnContinue Reading

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Ron and Cathy Root left a message on March 9, 2018:
We are so sorry to read that Retta has passed. Our deepest sympathy is with all of you. Hugs and prayers, Ron and Cathy Root
Cheryl Jenkins left a message on February 26, 2018:
I remember Mrs. Taylor from working at the High School. She was very dedicated to her students. Sorry for your loss. Co worker May God Bless your family, Cheryl Jenkins
James Keen left a message on February 25, 2018:
I’m very sorry to hear. My warmest sympathy to Dale and the family. Mrs Taylor knew she had to keep us boys in line in her typing class and we could tell she wanted the best for us at the same time. A perfect teacher in many ways. She had a warm smile which we would see when we weren’t in trouble. Rest In Peace Mrs Taylor - thank you for all the smiles. Jim Keen
Betty and Paul Miller left a message on February 24, 2018:
In memory of Retta A. Taylor, Betty and Paul Miller lit a candle
Betty and Paul Miller left a message on February 24, 2018:
Our thoughts and PRAYERS are with you all. God Bless you Retta Taylor, enjoyed having you as our friend
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Debra Felton Urban left a message on February 24, 2018:
So sorry for your loss what a wonderful Lady and Teacher you all our in my prayers
MAGGIE BISHOP left a message on February 23, 2018:
Dale we were so sad to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Maggie & Bill Pt Charlotte, Fl
Jane Stewart left a message on February 23, 2018:
Good bye to my best friend in the world. Love you.
Sharron Burr Moran left a message on February 23, 2018:
John, Dale, and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.
Judy Creed White left a message on February 23, 2018:
Thank you, Retta, for being such a great typing teacher! I probably would not have headed in my chosen profession of court reporting if not for your class. What a terrible disease to have suffered. To your family, I am sincerely sorry and wishing you God's peace during this sad time.
Sharon Bennett Mayle left a message on February 23, 2018:
I was so saddened when I seen that Mrs. Taylor had passed away. I had Mrs. Taylor in school and she was by far one of my favorite teachers ever. She taught me so much! She will be saddly missed. May God wrap his loving arms around you all during this difficult time, give you strength and comfort as well. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Liz Williams left a message on February 23, 2018:
Dale so sorry for your loss
Cheryl Weese Kelley left a message on February 23, 2018:
Mrs. Taylor was a huge influence on my life and I am go grateful that she drove typing skills into my unwilling fingers! She was a wonderful teacher and I am sorry for your loss
Pam Casto Hamilton left a message on February 23, 2018:
Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ... Mrs. Taylor challenged students to do their best work and dispensed practical wisdom beyond course content. Education was her passion. She made a difference. Condolences to her loved ones in this difficult season. May God give you peace through the Prince of Peace until that glorious reunion day.
Holt Poling left a message on February 23, 2018:
John and family. Mary Alice and I were so saddened to hear Retta had passed away. What a wonderful lady, teacher, friend and most of all a classy person. I first met her on the Barbour Country Club golfing and then following little Pete in LL baseball. A great mom, gma, and wife. What a caring person she's truly going to be missed. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Holt & Mary Alice Poling
Theresa Baughman Poquis left a message on February 23, 2018:
I was so fortunate to learn from, work with, and know Retta! She was my business teacher when I was a freshman in high school and then was a close friend and mentor when I began substitute teaching at PB. After she retired, I’d often meet her and Jane for coffee and laughs at Hardee’s. She was such a fun-loving, kind woman who always had time for a story and a shared laugh or memory. When I moved away and came back to visit, I always looked for her and getting a visit in with her was a highlight for me. It was a pleasure to call Retta my friend. I am so sorry for your loss.
KIM CARPENTER left a message on February 23, 2018:
SHE WAS A GREAT TEACHER AND A WONDERFUL LADY TO ME. SHE TELL YOU WHAT SHE THOUGHT AND I ALWAYS LISTEN. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE WOMAN ON ALL THINGS. I LOVED HER VERY MUCH.REST IN PEACE, FLY HIGH WITH YOUR WINGS TO HEAVEN. LOVE, KIM CARPENTER
Ray F Rosencrance left a message on February 23, 2018:
Mrs Taylor was a wonderful teacher i remember her well.She was great lady and will be missed by many.
Tracy Stafford left a message on February 23, 2018:
I’m so sorry to hear about Retta, but know that she touched the lives of so many people and I thank her to this very day for pushing me to try harder and excel at typing!! God bless her soul, and I hope you know that Retta, and your entire family meant a lot to the Stafford family! Bless her soul. Sincerest condolence! Tracy Stafford-Dunnavant
Susie & Bimbo Snyder left a message on February 23, 2018:
Good Bye Mrs. Retta , You will be well miss. RIP
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jeffrey Paugh left a message on February 23, 2018:
She will dearly be missed. A great women and teacher that influenced me, at times, daily. Reta was a good friend and was my mothers greatest friend of all. You will be missed, but not forgotten.
John and Evelyn Knabenshue left a message on February 23, 2018:
We were saddened to read of Retta's passing. May God Bless and Comfort you at this most difficult time and in the days ahead.
Brenda (Stewart’) Rinker left a message on February 22, 2018:
Taught me in Typing 1 and 2. Loved her! Rest In Peace Mrs. Taylor
Shon & Jill (Johns) Weese left a message on February 22, 2018:
Shon and I send our deepest sympathy, She was a wonderful teacher & it was always nice to see her in Hardee’s after she retired. Prayers for your entire family for this loss.
Pamela left a message on February 22, 2018:
very sad I had her for a typing teacher she was a good teacher. sorry for your loss R.I.P. Retta Taylor.
Beth and Tim Conklin left a message on February 22, 2018:
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Ben and Joan Propst left a message on February 22, 2018:
Deepest sympathy to the family. Mrs. Taylor was influential in many lives when she taught at Philip Barbour High School; we are honored to have had the privilege to have been in her classroom.
Chuck Morrison left a message on February 22, 2018:
Great Lady always friendly. Prayers to All.
Tino Medina left a message on February 22, 2018:
My sincere condolences.
Joyce Anglin Miller left a message on February 22, 2018:
So sorry to read of Mrs. Taylor's passing. May she rest in peace.
Jeff Caplinger left a message on February 22, 2018:
So sorry to hear about Retta. One of my good friends from my teaching days at PB. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Wright Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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