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Jane Frances (Fulton) Taylor, beloved mother, Nana, and Great-Nana, was born on September 22, 1937 in Manhattan, KS to Don Arthur Fulton and Myrna (Smith) Fulton. She died on April 11, 2020, surrounded by her daughters, in Wichita, KS. Don Fulton died in 1943, leaving his widow, Myrna, and six-year old daughter, Jane. In 1947, Myrna married Kenneth Alonzo Messner, whom Jane regarded as her dad from that time on. Jane lived in Manhattan and attended schools there, graduating from Kansas State University in 1959. She taught in Wyandotte County, KS from 1959-1961. On February 18, 1961, she was united in marriage with Peter Redman. Four daughters were born to this union: Kirsten Suzanne, Heidi Jane, Gretchen Anne, and Britt Lawson. The family lived in Connecticut and New Jersey from 1962 to 1975. They returned to Kansas in 1975 and resided in Wichita. Peter and Jane were married from 1961-1983. Jane was remarried to John Scott Taylor from 1986-2005. Jane spent many years as a licensed realtor in Wichita before returning to teaching. She taught for eight years for USD 260, Derby, KS. Jane is survived by her four daughters: Kirsten (Mack) Price; Heidi (Keith) Neuenswander; Gretchen (Raymond W Grundmeyer III) Schrag; and Britt (Ron) Messner. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren: Tyler (Christina) Kring and Connor (Bianca DiBella) Kring; Clayton Coatney and McKenna Coatney; Ashton (Trent) Garman and Anna Schrag; Brooke (John Senseman) Leatherman and Jacob Leatherman; William (Joyce) Price; Amy (Joel) Smith; Michael (Allison Niebur) Neuenswander, Andrew (Christian) Neuenswander, and Jenna (Daniel) August; Chandler Messner, Blake Messner, and Britton Messner. Great-grandchildren, Henry Kring, Liam Price and Elylu Price; Graham Neuenswander; Blakely Garman; Brock Curnutt and Brody Messner survive, as well. She also leaves Hitch, her precious pup, whom she loved and adored. He and Hoss brought her love and light, each and every day. Jane will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was a shining star even through many trials and tribulations. She didn’t know a stranger and cared deeply for every person she ever met.
A celebration of Jane’s life will be held 2:00pm, Saturday, June 12, 2021 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. The service will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/c/StStephensEpiscopalChurchWichita. Cremation has already taken place and a private inurnment will be held following the memorial service. Coupled with the love and blessings of God through his son, Christ Jesus, Jane leaves this life with a glad heart. “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Memorials may be made to Victory in the Valley, Inc., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, or Corgi Rescue.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
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