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Barbara JoAnn Taylor

September 16, 1936 — June 30, 2024

Indianapolis, Indiana

Barbara Jo Ann Taylor, a cherished member of the Indianapolis community, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2024, at the age of 87. Born on September 16, 1936, Barbara lived a life full of love, generosity, and service.

 She was preceded in death by her father, Oliver Marion Taylor, her mother, Dorothy Christina Taylor, and her brother, Robert M. Taylor. Barbara is survived by her brother, Larry (Andrea) Taylor, and her sister, Elnora (Randolph) Stidham. She also leaves behind a loving legacy in her niece, Christina (Brian) Chapman; her nephew, Matthew (Abagail); her nieces, Emily (Grant) Nolan and Angela Taylor; along with three great-nephews and three great-nieces.

Barbara proudly served as a federal police officer for the United States Postal Service, from which she retired after years of dedicated service. Her commitment to her job and her community was unwavering, and she was known for her diligence and compassion.

Barbara had a passion for travel and a love for movies, both of which she used to enrich the lives of those around her. She founded the Westside Seniors community group, bringing together seniors for shared activities and fostering a sense of community and belonging.

Known for her generous and selfless heart, Barbara never met a stranger. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and would give all she had to anyone in need. Her boundless kindness and willingness to help others were hallmarks of her character.

Family was the cornerstone of Barbara's life. She treasured every moment spent with her loved ones. Barbara knew that family was not just an important thing, but everything. 

Barbara will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her spirit of generosity, love, and community will live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

"We are all stories in the end, remembered by the adventures we had, the achievements we made and the people we loved.” 

Thank you for all the stories, Barbara. We love you

A private burial will be held at Washington Park East Cemetery.

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