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   Freda Kraft Taylor, formerly of Newark, Missouri died, August 9, 2007, in the Pearls Eden Care Facility in Princeton, Missouri.

   The daughter of Julius and Claire Wolf Kraft, Freda was born on September 17, 1923, in Marion County, Missouri.

   Freda Kraft united in marriage with Elston Taylor on February 23, 1942, in Edina, Missouri.  Elston preceded her in death on March 26, 1999.

   A graduate of Emerson High School, Emerson, Missouri, Freda and Elston lived near Newark following their marriage where she served as a homemaker and helped on the farm.  She enjoyed gardening and sewing, was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family.

   Surviving are a son, Donald (Dorothy) Taylor of Mercer, Missouri; three grandchildren, Erin (Rob) Nall of Lineville, Iowa, Brian Taylor of Princeton, Missouri, Penny (Kenny) Nelson of Princeton, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Tanner and Taylor Nall, Colton Taylor, Clay, Riley and Zach Nelson; two brothers, Richard (Esther) Kraft of Palmyra, and Lester Kraft of St. Louis; and one sister, Rita Willis of Decatur, Illinois.

   Her parents, and one brother, John Kraft preceded her in death.

   Reverend Jesse Rogers officiated for funeral services on Monday, August 13, 2007, in Coder Funeral Chapel, LaBelle, Missouri, with burial following in the LaBelle Cemetery.

   Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Freda Kraft Taylor to the great grandchildren’s education fund and may be left with or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, Missouri 63447.


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