Cover photo for Ardis Mae Taylor's Obituary
Ardis Mae Taylor Profile Photo
1937 Ardis 2021

Ardis Mae Taylor

September 5, 1937 — December 10, 2021


Ardis Mae Taylor, the daughter of Chris and Bertha Petersen, was born September 5, 1937 on a farm near Underwood, Iowa.  Her childhood was spent in Underwood and the surrounding area, and she graduated from Underwood High School in 1955.  She attended Dana College in Blair, NE. 

Ardis worked for Bell Telephone in Council Bluffs, but left that position to be a Civilian Secretary to a colonel at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha.  It was there she met the love of her life, James Earl Taylor.

She and Jim were married September 1, 1963 and lived in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area.  They spent a few months at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but returned to Council Bluffs, before moving to Spencer in 1977.  Ardis worked for Drs. Rasdal and Martin at the Eye Care Centre for several years.  In 1987, Jim was transferred to Sioux Falls, SD, and they lived there until Jim’s retirement in 1997 and moved back to Spencer.  She was a longtime member of Hope Reformed Church.

Ardis passed away on December 10, 2021 at Spencer Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Richard.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jim of 58 years, her son Steve (Lori) Taylor of Spencer, her daughter Laura (Jim Turner) of Prescott, AZ; her three grandchildren Elizabeth (Scott) Thompson of Forest City, IA, Maren Taylor of Morgantown, WV and Sage Taylor of Flagstaff, AZ; her sister, Betty Kruse of Spencer, her brother Calvin (Karen) Petersen of Council Bluffs, IA; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Many Hands for Haiti.

Click on the link below to watch the service:

Pastor Perry DeGroot
Matt Petersen
Mark Petersen
Javan Kruse
Scott Thompson
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer.
Pianist - Laura Taylor
Soloist - Laura Carlentini
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"

Special Music
Lori Taylor
Accompianed by Ray Meyer
"Amazing Grace"
"In The Garden"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Following the graveside service, there will be a lunch served in the church hall.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ardis Mae Taylor, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 20

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree