Gladys Evelyn Taylor, 78, of Gravette, Arkansas, died May 14, 2010, at her home. Born May 8, 1932, in Happy Hollow, Arkansas, she was the daughter of George Rotramel and May Rotramel. She was a homemaker and moved to Northwest Arkansas from Oklahoma in 1967. She married Jack Taylor in Miami, Oklahoma in 1960.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sons, Bill Cordeiro and Clay Taylor; four brothers, Raymond Rotramel, Jack Rotramel, Frank Rotramel, and Paul “Fibber” Rotramel; and four sisters, Alma Doyle, Ada Roberts, Verla Donahou, and Faye Clark; and a special companion of 18 years, John Nelson Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Cordeiro and wife Anita of Gravette, Arkansas, and James Taylor and wife Sheila of Westville, Oklahoma; one daughter, Jill Baldwin and husband Gerald of Eufaula, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, June Rotramel of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 17, 2010, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Pastor Tim Estes officiating. Burial will follow at Gentry Cemetery, Gentry, Arkansas. Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.