Twila M. Ashenbrenner Taylor
Twila M. Ashenbrenner Taylor, 93, of Springfield, died at 8:10 pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 23, 1918 in Litchfield to Chester and Myrtle Hutchinson Randle. She married William Ashenbrenner on December 19, 1954 and he preceded her in death in January 1981. She married Herb Taylor on March 7, 1992 and he preceded her in death in August 2000. Her parents; one sister, Doris M. Welton; one brother, Tom Randle; one grandson, Jeffery Thomas Wilhem and one infant daughter also preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Catherine (Tom) Wilhelm of Springfield; two step-daughters, Barbara Colson of Bloomington and Afton (Jack) McDonald of Springfield; one granddaughter, Ashley Catherine Wilhem of Springfield; several nieces and nephews, including Linda (Russ) Yeaman of Chatham, Mike (Kelly) Schott of Mira Loma, CA, Thomas (Mary) Randle, Jr. of Clayton, GA and Sandy Hartsock of Georgia and several great nieces and nephews.
Twila was a 27 year member and past President of ABWA Land of Lincoln Chapter & received the Woman of the Year Award. She was a member of AARP, RSEA and was a volunteer Tax Aide. She was a member of Central Baptist Church where she was a member of the Herb Taylor Sunday School Class and also of the Women’s Service Council. She retired from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation in 1985 where she worked as an accountant.
Visitation: 4-6 pm Friday, February 10, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with David Upchurch and Mary Ellen Sharp officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church or to any organization that benefits animals.
Doris Reeve posted on 2/11/12
Cathy & Bill Let me express my sympathy at the loss of your mom. I met Twila when she started working at the Department of Transportation. Later we were in the ABWA together. Twila was a wonderful person, who was always cheerful. That had to be hard at times. Your Mom's favorite subject was you. She was was especially proud of your teenage years. One of my favorite stories was the morning she come to work and was upset because you wore a flannel shirt to school and it was very cold. You would not wear a heavier coat. I finally convinced her that you would survive and if you were cold, you would wear a heavier coat the next day. At the time, your mom looked at me as if I were crazy. Several years later, I heard her tell the story and said that I was right. I just laughed to myself. Remember this story as your daughter enters her teenage years. (She is a doll) Cathy. you ere blessed with a great mom and a lot of great memories.