Velma C. Taylor of Kennett Square
Velma C. Taylor, age 89, died November 17, 2016.
Velma was born and raised in Chester, PA and was a graduate of Chester High School. In 1948, she married John H. Taylor, Jr., and together they raised four daughters. Velma owned Taylor’s Bridal Shoppe in West Chester, PA for 20 years.
Back in the day, Velma had the perfectly sized feet for shoe samples (4– 4 ½); and over the years, she modeled shoes for several companies well into her later years.
Velma was predeceased by her parents, William Elwood and Minerva Reynolds Thornton; her halfbrother, Raymond Slattery; her step-sisters, May Gamble and Peg Krautter; and by her husband, John. She is survived by her daughters Claudia Taylor Simeone (Joseph), Janice Taylor Kavanaugh, Melanie Taylor, and Tracey Taylor; her grandchildren Gregory Simeone (Elizabeth Houser), Dr. Erin Kavanaugh (Matthew Freshcoln), Matthew Simeone (Sharon Lehm), Priscilla Kavanaugh (Justin Sharp), Rebecca Simeone, and Andrew Kavanaugh; great grandchildren Andrew, Samantha, and Charlotte Simeone; and her nephew Joseph Slattery.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE followed by a service at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
For online condolences, please visit: chandlerfuneralhome.com 302.478.7100