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Barbara Jean Taylor

June 29, 1943 — February 11, 2024

Barbara Jean Taylor, 80, of Newport, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Cherry Point Bay Nursing Home.

A funeral service to honor Barbara’s life was held on Saturday, February 17th at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead, NC. An additional funeral ceremony will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, February 24th at Wilson St. Pierre-Lahm Chapel in Pendleton, IN. Burial will immediately follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Pendleton, IN.

Barbara was born on June 29, 1943, in Ansonia, Ohio, to the late Ralph and Vera Boone. She was a beloved member of her home church, Holly Springs Free Will Baptist Church. Barbara loved the fellowship that she found there. She spent many hours tending and caring for her yard. She had a green thumb which was obvious looking at all her beautiful flowers.

Barbara was a warm and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered for her kindness, generosity, and love for her family and community.

Those remaining to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sharon S. Brobst (Keith) of Wind Gap, PA, Sheila K. Gray (Michael) of New Bern, NC; son, Steven L. Oyler (Sharma) of Texas; sister, Lois Currens of Georgia; grandchildren, Adam Brobst (Eni), Joshua Brobst (Rachel), Jessica Oyler, Michael Gray (Kristy), Ashley Huff (Gary), Sarah Christman, Robert Christman (Hannah), Matthew Gray (Ashton), Jennifer Blackard, Celina Oyler, Jacob Willyard (Brenda), James Willyard, Daryl Thompson, and Justine Thompson (Kaylee); and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Agudelo, Adam Brobst Jr., Selina Brobst, Leah Brobst, Owen Brobst, Delany Huff, Savannah Huff, Mason Gray, Kylee Gray, Scarlett Christman, Theodore Christman, Milan Oyler, Nick Oyler, Ayden Willyard, Kristina Blackard, Zamyah Blackard, Austin Thompson, Trevyn Thompson, Wyatt Thompson, and Hyatt Thompson.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husbands, Ephraim W. Oyler Jr. and Larry L. Taylor; son, Lonnie Filbrun; sisters, Laverna Boone and Ruth Hurst; and brothers, Jesse Boone and Ralph Boone.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at and/or at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC and Wilson St. Pierre-Lahm Chapel in Pendleton, IN.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Jean Taylor, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Services and Crematory, Lahm Chapel

211 East State Street, Pendleton, IN 46064

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Pleasant Valley Cemetery

West State Road 38, Pendleton, IN

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