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Obituary for Angela Lynn Taylor
The LORD joyfully welcomed another angel into His arms as Angela Lynn Taylor, age 51, left this earthly life on November 2, 2012, with family members by her side at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL as a result of an unknown cancer. Visitation services will be held Monday, November 5, 2012, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland. A funeral service will be held celebrating her life on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m at Oakland Christian Church. Angela was born on November 25, 1960 in Mattoon, Illinois and was the daughter of Murvil and Joyce (Hamma) Harpster. She married Craig Taylor on January 14, 1984 and shared twenty-eight enjoyable years of marriage with him. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four loving sons, Luke, and wife Meg, of Oakland, Brett of St. Louis, MO, and twin sons, Matthew and Jonathan of Oakland; her mother, Joyce Harpster of Sullivan; and siblings, Tammy Fisher, and husband Greg, of Rochester, IL, Mark Harpster of Sullivan, IL, and Jeannene Yantis, and husband Jeff, of Arthur, IL; father and mother-in-law Dick and Jane Taylor of Oakland; brother-in-law Brad Taylor, and wife Jeannie, of Oakland; sister-in-law Andrea Flairty, and husband Jeff, of Bloomington, IL; as well as eleven fun, laughing and loving nieces and nephews. Her son, Zach Alexander Taylor; her father, Murvil Harpster; a dear friend, Tracy Lindenmeyer; and her paternal and maternal grandparents preceded Angela in death. Angela was a graduate of Sullivan High School, 1978, and a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, 1982. She went on to earn her teaching certificate and taught for many years in the area, with the majority of her teaching career being a fifth grade teacher at Lake Crest Elementary School in Oakland and as junior high school teacher for Charleston Christian Academy in Charleston. In addition to teaching in both public and private schools, she home educated her eldest sons, Luke and Brett, for six years, and her twin sons, Matthew and Jonathan, for the past year. Angela was a former member of Jonathan Creek Christian Church in Sullivan, and current member of Oakland Christian Church in Oakland. In addition to unconditionally caring for her family and friends, Angela’s passion was to serve others. She was a selfless woman who lived for Christ. She always saw the positives in life, tackling any challenge with optimism and a smile. She, on many occasions, traveled to Haiti with her church and volunteered at the local school associated with Sonlight Ministries. Angela’s kind and caring heart was infectious to those around her and because of that, she touched so many lives. Her example will continue to serve as a light and encouragement for those who knew and loved her so dearly. Donations can be made to Charleston Christian Academy, Sonlight Ministries through Oakland Christian Church, and the Oakland Public Library.