Amanda Imogene Taylor

May 30, 1937 ‒ October 11, 2014

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Amanda Imogene Taylor passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Samaritan Regional Health System in Ashland following an extended illness. She was 77.

She was born May 30, 1937 to Lebern & Dovie (Pack) Boggs in Greenup County, KY. When she was just 11 years old, she met a young man at church named James Taylor. He was so enamored with her, James began skipping school to spend more time with Imogene. After the pair dated 4 years, they married on May 4, 1953, and thoroughly enjoyed 65 years together.

Imogene dedicated her life to creating a loving home for her husband and 6 children. The family moved to Bellville in 1976. She was a fantastic cook and always made enough food to feed an army! Some of her specialties were: sausage gravy, liver & onions, fried green tomatoes and potato soup. Imogene had a personality like sunshine—ever the optimist, she was always happy.

In spare time, she enjoyed listening to old-time country music. But above all, Imogene cherished time with her grandkids and treated them like her own children.

In addition to her loving husband James Taylor of Bellville, she is survived by six children & their spouses: Larry (Dusty) Taylor of Mt. Gilead, Keith Taylor of Bellville, Kathy (Mike) Benear of Bellville, Lori (Scott) Hammon of Bucyrus, Dave Taylor of Bellville, and Danny Taylor of Bellville; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 1 brother-in-law Timothy (Judy) Taylor of Ashland & numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers.

The family will receive friends 10-12 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Rd, where a service celebrating her life will immediately follow at noon.  Celebrant Mark Dettmer will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Imogene’s family and encourage you to watch her tribute video or post a message at

  • Always a smile she had. I will always remember as Dan would say ” The day the parents met”. She always treated me like family and as only she could say it “Danny Ray” ! I am so sorry for your loss. My teenage years would not have been the same without her. Heaven gained another angel and our moms have lots to catch up on. My sincere condolences to all and God Bless.

  • I will always treasure the fond memories of aunt Imogene and all of the tears laughter and joys we all shared growing up together, and all through life. I will always hold to those memories until we meet again. you will be greatly missed. with all our love Roy & Shirley Boggs & family.

  • Dave, James and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can attest to her wonderful cooking, as when we spent New Years Day with you doing a giant snow storm and had gobs of good food and company… generous and gracious . Thanks for the good memories, you have my sympathy at this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Darlene

  • Uncle Jim and Family,
    We were saddened in heart to hear about Aunt Imogene’s passing and have had you all in our prayers. Every time I spoke with Uncle Jim, I would ask him how Aunt Imogene was, he would say, “She will be fine after the swelling goes down.” She just always laughed, always happy and never failed to ask about my Mom..LaVerne Ward Hall. Aunt Imogene was always so encouraging in her speaking and even though we live so far away from each other, she always made you feel like she loved you close. She would most the time whisper and ask.. did he say, “I love you?” Referring to Uncle Jim, some times he would shy up on you but when he did it melted your heart and she hoped he always did, laughing. Our car is in trouble and we were not able to come and share in her celebration home going..but we carry you all in our thoughts and prayers. Loving you Aunt Imogene was and is easy, a very special lady.

  • Dave and family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I was a friend of Dave’s many years ago at Bellville Jr. High. After all these years, I still remember Mrs. Taylor’s, kind, gracious and gentle demeanor. Please know that you have been and will continue to be in my prayers as you find healing for this unspeakable loss.