Myrna Taggart

TAGGART, Myrna G., age 62, of Columbus, Ohio, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Kobacker House, Columbus, where she was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Steubenville on August 4, 1950, a daughter of the late Walter L. and Rosemary Cragle Thomas.

She was preceded also in death by a brother and sister, Dwight and Linda Thomas.

Myrna retired from Weirton Steel Co. where she worked as a tester in the blast furnace and sheet mill. Hard work was always a characteristic of Myrna’s work ethic. She loved to cook and kept up with local and national news. Myrna loved her cats and feeding the birds and all wildlife and most important, followed a Christian life.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Taggart of Columbus; her children, Forrest Dean Riley of Cleveland, Rachel Rene Riley (Eric) White of Girard, David Brown Jr., and grandson, Joshua Nolan, with whom she resided, and Craig T. (Shannon) Brown, all of Columbus; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Viola “Vi” Miller and Jenny (Bob) Baker of Bloomingdale and Lori Thomas of Virginia; two brothers, Donald (Rita) Thomas of Wintersville and Alan Thomas of Barberton, OH.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville, on Monday from 3 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6:30 p.m., with Pastor Michael Mahoney officiating. Burial will be private.

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