Asenath Alice (Cooney) Taylor

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Asenath Alice (Cooney) Taylor

Asenath Alice (Cooney) Taylor, 87, of Grinnell, Iowa, formerly from Greenfield ended her earthly life on Monday, Sept.10, 2012, in Grinnell, Iowa. She was born on July 1,1925, in Greenfield to the daughter of the late Edwin L .and Nellie (Scott) Cooney.

She was married to J. Douglas Horine for 32 years when “Doug” preceded her in death. From this union three children were born, all whom survive her: K. Denise (Horine) Rohrig and husband, Dennis, Mark A. Horine and wife, Angela, and Joseph R. Horine.  Also surviving her are two stepchildren by this marriage, Delbert N. Horine and Joy (Horine) Boldry.

She and Milton E. Glascock were married for 20 years before Milton preceded her in death. From this marriage three stepdaughters survive her: Deborah (Glascock) Tondre and husband, C.A., Kimberly (Glascock) Staudt and husband, Michael, and Jennifer (Glascock) Remirez and husband, Paul.

Asenath and Harry Taylor were married in 2002. They spent their summers in Grinnell, Iowa and their winters in Edinburgh, Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Taylor,16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandson; brother, Dr. Jerald T.(Joan) Cooney of Springfield, Mo.; three sister-in-laws, Phyllis Cooney, Rosenell Cooney, and Victoria Cooney; along with several nieces and nephews; as well as cousins and many devoted friends.

Asenath better known as “Senie” by her friends was always active in church having grown up in the United Brethren in Christ Church and later baptized by the Rev. Cyrus Herod in the Greenfield Christian Church. She most recently joined the First Baptist Church in Grinnell, IA.

Asenath graduated from Greenfield High School with the class of 1943. She retired from the Greenfield Banking Company after 23 years of service.

Music was Senie’s theme of her life. She sang in numerous choirs, in a ladies quartet, the Quakerettes, for eight years and a ladies trio, the Lord’s Chords. She served as director of several choirs. For many years, she traveled and gave vocal concerts and led hymn-fests in campgrounds. She was active in the Order of Eastern Star. She was Past Matron of Miriam Chapter, OES and was Past Deputy of District Six of the Indiana Grand Chapter. At the time of her passing, she was a member of Anderson Chapter# 154.

Asenath was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Joseph, James, Jack, and Jan; and two stepgrandsons.

At Asenath’s request, her body has been cremated. A celebration of Asenath’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Greenfield Christian Church. Visitation will be held at the church one hour before the service. Burial of the cremains will be at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery following the service at the church.

It is requested there be no flowers. Those who wish may give donations in memory of Asenath to their favorite church charity.

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