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Mary Taft

Mary Bernadette Taft (Corcoran)

Friday, February 16th, 1934 - Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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Mary Bernadette (Corcoran) Taft, 86, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. She was the beloved wife of the late, James Edward Taft. She was born on February 16, 1934, in Castlerea, County Roscommon, Ireland, the daughter of James C. and Cathleen (Flannery) Corcoran.
Mary immigrated to England in 1949. In 1955, she met James Taft in England, where he was active in the US Air Force. The two were married in 1956, and returned to the states in 1957. Mary was employed as a nurse aide with Lakeview General Hospital for 19 years, then went on to do private nursing in and around Battle Creek.
Mary is survived by her Children, James (Vicki) Taft II, Sandra (Russell) Sawyer, Rolland (Julie) Taft, Charles Taft, Anne Clark; 18 Grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren, 4 Great Great-Grandchildren; Sisters-In-Law, Delores Kenney, Jeanette Taft; Brothers-In-Law, John Kenney, William Taft; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, James Taft Sr., Children, Suzanne Parker, James Taft Jr., Brothers, Patrick, James, Dominic, John, Francis, Thomas Christopher and Bernard Joseph, Sisters, Nora Catherine Pruitt, Nancy Galea, Grandson, Bradley Brubaker and Great-granddaughter, Aislin Parker.
Visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, on Sunday November 15, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, on Monday, November 16, 2020, 1:00 pm with Father John Fleckenstein of St. Philip Roman Catholic Church officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 North Kalamazoo Mall #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.
Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Monday, November 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 16th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father John Fleckenstein

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Rhonda Humphreys

Posted at 11:47am
So sorry for the loss of Aunt Bernie! I have such wonderful memories of the time I spent at your house. She was always so welcoming. The front door was always open and you knew to just walk in!
Aunt Bernie had an infectious laugh and kind heart. I will truly miss her!
~Rhonda and Don Humphreys
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Rose and Doug Hathaway

Posted at 04:04pm
I have so much to say and so many wonderful memories of Aunt Bernie. She was always loving and accepting. When she helped us take care of mom (Maxine) i got to spend night and day with her. I will never forget and am so thankful she was there. We talked and talked. Then when i got to reconnect and help her in the house, it was great. Loved talking with her and spending time and hearing her laugh and the stories!!! I always felt like i could feel her love and warmth. She will remain in my heart forever.
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Sue Hickman

Posted at 03:47pm
I truly am sorry for your loss.
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Amy Kennelley

Posted at 10:22am
Aunt Bernie ,We love you.We are so sorry we cannot be here today but know you are always in our thoughts and hearts love,Katrina Sadie Amy
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With loving memories of a special lady.
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