HEBER SPRINGS — Jeannine Terrell Taylor passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born April 26, 1936, in Memphis and grew up in Jonesboro.
She graduated from Arkansas State University in 1957 with a bachelor’s in elementary education and attended Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She married Billy Ray Taylor on Dec. 22, 1957.
Jeannine spent 40 years in elementary education in Osceola, Birmingham Ala., Nashville, Tenn., (Davidson County), Little Rock, and Webster Grove, Mo., and finished her career teaching first grade for 25 years at Rowan Woods in St. Louis.
She retired in 1997 and made her home at Eden Isle, Heber Springs, where she shared her love of education and reading by participating in P.E.O., Medley Club (Dictionary Project for Third Grade) and supporting the Cleburne County Library.
Jeannine loved to travel with her husband, Bill, and they visited all 50 states and many countries around the world. She enjoyed the beach and they spent many vacations in Gulf Shores, Ala., and Clearwater, Fla.
As much as she liked to travel, she also loved her home, and it was known by family and friends as a wonderful gathering place to share and create memories. She was very active in two neighborhood bridge clubs and enjoyed the camaraderie, mental stimulation and hosting the games in her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Mafalda Terrell of Jonesboro.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, her brother, David Terrell, his wife, Kay, and many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
Honorariums may be made to First United Methodist Church of Heber Springs or the Cleburne County Library.
Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home.
Online registry: www. olmstead.cc