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Elaine Marie Taylor

March 24, 1955 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 64)

Elaine Marie Taylor, 64 of Elkhart, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at the Elkhart Hospice House.

She was born on March 24, 1955 in Elkhart to Melvin and Nancy Shaffer. Elaine is survived by, a daughter, Kimberly (Michael) Konecny of Middlebury; 4 grandchildren, Madison, Makenna, Payton and Preston; her mother, Nancy Shaffer of Elkhart and her sister-in-law, Melody Shaffer of Goshen. She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Shaffer, a daughter, Jodi Koeppel, a brother, Carl Shaffer and her significant other, Jim Armour.

Elaine graduated in 1973 from Elkhart Central High School and was a purchasing agent for Conn-Selmer for the last 44 years. She enjoyed landscaping, being outdoors and her dachshunds. She enjoyed using her creativity to help others and hosting family and friends gatherings.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 3-7 pm Thursday, Sept. 26th at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7 pm. A private family burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to the Center for Hospice Care. Online condolences may be sent to the Taylor family at the funeral home website.


Donations may be made to:

Center for Hospice Care
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545


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