Macye Ann Metz Taylor, 87, of Springfield, MO passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
She was born on January 24, 1934, to Dewitt and Lucille Smith Jones in Doniphan, Missouri. She moved to Poplar Bluff in 1937 and has resided in the area since then.
Macye attended Mississippi State College for Women, where she received her BA Degree. She worked for several years as a Medical Technologist but later discovered her joy was being a homemaker and a mother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Macye was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was an ardent animal lover and environmentalist and was an enthusiastic reader. She also was a Friend of the Poplar Bluff Public Library and a member of The Eastern Star.
She married Col. James H. Metz in 1958. He preceded her in death in 1968, a casualty of the Vietnam Conflict. In 1978 Macye married John William Taylor. He preceded her in death in 2016.
Macye is survived by two daughters, Karen Medley (James) of Springfield and Melissa Matthews (Doug) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; a son James H. Metz, Jr. of Poplar Bluff; a brother, Timothy D. Jones of Nevada, Missouri; a sister, Janise Wolfe of Little Rock, Arkansas; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include three stepdaughters, Patricia Reed (Charlie) of Springfield, Edith Fender (Danny) of Lakeland, Georgia and Camille MacDonald (Bob) of Poplar Bluff; several nieces and nephews.as well as a special cousin Randy Maness (Siegrid) of Doniphan.
The visitation will be begin at 10 am Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Willow Ridge Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 11 am in the Chapel with Rev. Jim Schremp officiating. Interment will take place at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Friends of the Poplar Bluff Public Library, Inc. 318 North Main Street Poplar Bluff, MO 63901, or to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater St. Louis Chapter, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132.
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Alzheimer's Association, Greater St. Louis Chapter
9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis MO 63132
Friends of the Poplar Bluff Public Library, Inc.
318 North Main Street, Poplar Bluff MO 63901