Thelma M. Taylor, age 91, of 972 Depot Road, Waterford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Born May 30, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Ray Carter and Ada McCalmont Carter.

Taylor, Thelma M.Mrs. Taylor, a long time Waterford resident, retired from the PA Department of Transportation in 1983. She formerly owned Taylor’s Dairy Bar & Restaurant from 1955 to 1965. She was a member of the Fort LeBoeuf Chapter NSDAR, an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Waterford where she devoted many hours to various church dinners and committees, and she volunteered at the Waterford Food Pantry. She enjoyed watching softball and baseball games.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 60 years, Homer W. Taylor, and a brother, Charles Carter.

Survivors include two sons, Gary R. Taylor and his wife Aileen, and Alan W. Taylor and his wife Crystal, all of Waterford; a daughter, Jeanne Shaffer and her husband William of Erie; four grandchildren– Cheryl Munsee, Lori Bresee, Brianne Skelton, and Justin Taylor; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wayne Carter of Alfred, NY.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and may attend the funeral service there on Friday at 11:00 am. Rev. Emily Zeig Lindsey will officiate. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 112 West 3rd Street, Waterford, PA 16441.