She was born on Jan. 11, 1925, in Parsons to Gabriel and Anna (Racy) Perez. She grew up and attended school in Parsons and was a graduate of Parsons High School.
For several years, she worked at Foodtown in Parsons.
She married Charles Richison. They later divorced.
In the late 1970s, following marriage to Charles Taylor, the couple moved to Butler, Mo., where they owned and operated a grocery store. They retired in Pittsburg.
In earlier years, she had been active in the Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling, playing golf and getting her hair and nails done. She especially loved being called by her nicknames, “Aunt Phoebe” and “Mrs. Brown.”
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Patty Taylor, Kathy Piero and Donna Taylor, all of Pittsburg; five grandchildren, Rob Gartner of Parsons, Wendy Newgent of Broken Arrow, Okla., Kevin Pasteur of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Brian Pasteur of Pittsburg and Heather Price of Rogersville, Mo.; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Taylor; three brothers; a sister; a son, Charles Richison Jr.; and a stepson, Charles “Chuck” Taylor.
Following cremation, there will be a celebration of life gathering at 1 p.m. Sunday that will continue throughout the afternoon at the home of Jeff Perez, 3020 30th Drive, Parsons. Burial will be at a future date at Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg.
Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.