Obit: Ella Mae Taylor, 84, Scottville

May 28, 2013

Ella Mae Taylor, aged 84 of Scottville, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington. Ella Mae was born on February 6, 1929 in Hart to Frank and Hattie (Wright) Mast, and attended Hart High School. On September 29, 1952, she married Lyle A. Taylor in Hart, and they celebrated 50 years together before Lyle preceded her in death on June 4, 2003. Ella Mae was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers John, Henry, Paul, Robert, and Frank Mast, and her sisters Edna Harlow, and Helen Rudis.

Ella Mae and Lyle built the Ruby Creek Tavern and operated the Ruby Creek Store for several years. Ella Mae also worked for Schramm’s Bakery, Schoenberger’s Grocery, Laundryland, and for Benows Clothing in Scottville. She was a member of the Scottville United Methodist Church, and could often be found playing setback at the Scottville Senior Center.

Ella Mae will be greatly missed by her children Ginny (Roger) Beadle of Branch, Janet (John) Husted of Fountain, Karen Taylor of Oklahoma City, OK, and Elliott (Deanna) Taylor of Muskegon, her grandsons Roger Beadle and his fiancée Angela Gage, Roger (Cindie) Taylor, Marc Taylor, 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 great, great-grandchild, her sister Marie (Forrest) Burd of Florida, her brother Stanley (Natalie) Mast of Hart, her sisters-in-law Jennie Mast of Grand Rapids, Jeannette Mast of Kent City, Marjorie Cole of Hersey, Bessie Stolcenberg of Ludington, Edna “Chic” Payne of Ludington, her brother-in-law Marvin (Pat) Taylor of Scottville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held for Ella Mae at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 31 at the Scottville United Methodist Church, with her pastor, Rev. Jack Conklin officiating. Burial will take place at Brookside Cemetery in Scottville. Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Thursday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, and on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until time of services at the church. Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Scottville United Methodist Church, or the Scottville Area Senior Center. Please visit Ella Mae’s personal memory page at to read her complete Life Story, sign her guestbook, or leave a memory of Ella Mae for her family.

Ella Mae’s family would like to especially thank Mary and Cindy Mattox for their great friendship and care over the years. You exemplify what friends are supposed to be.

Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services.

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