Dorothy Taylor

Dorothy Elizabeth Cox “Dot” Taylor, 88, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins. She had been in declining health.

She was born Friday, Nov. 27, 1925, at Huttonsville, a daughter of the late Jacob Albert and Bernice Elizabeth Knutti Cox. On Oct. 28, 1950, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Odbert Haymond Taylor, who preceded her in death, April 30, 1962. Surviving are one daughter, Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Taylor, of Morgantown; one sister, Margaret “Peg” Rector, of Elkins; three nephews, John Jacob “Jay” Rector, John Thomas Cox, and Michael Johnson; three nieces, Barbara Cox Seaman, Suzanne Marie Cox and Lauren Mullenax Bourne; and special friends, Curt and Chris Elmore and Mark Hepler.

Preceding her in death is one brother, Dr. Thomas Hill Cox, and one niece, Elizabeth “Beth” Rector.

She was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School with the class of 1942, attended Potomac State College and was a graduate of West Virginias University with the class of 1946. She was an educator, having taught at Coalton Twelve Year School, Elkins Junior High School and retired from Elkins High School. She had also worked as a social worker for the state of West Virginia. She was a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church and enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, sewing, and knitting.

She always had cats and was well-known for being sharp-witted and self- assured.

The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Humane Society, P. O. Box 785, Elkins, WV 26241. The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. At 7 p.m. a eulogy will be recited by Emil Knutti.