Eleanor Taylor Rapier

December 1, 1928 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 93)


Eleanor Taylor Rapier,93, of Bardstown, passed away Tuesday March 29, 2022 at Wesley Manor.

She was born in Frederickstown, KY to William Chester and Eliza Diana Taylor. In 1955 she married Augustine “Gus” Rapier. She worked for the KY State Dept. of Parks and for nearly 40 years for Smith Bros. Trucking. She loved raising flowers in her yard, playing bridge, was an accomplished seamstress, and especially singing in her church choir. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Her most endearing quality was her love and faith in the Lord. Her catholic faith was the center of her life, and shaped who she was and how she loved every day.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Frank Taylor, William “Buddy” (Joyce) Taylor; and sisters, Mary Garland Boone, Sr. Mary Diane Taylor OSU, Violet Rapier Smith, Carole Taylor; and brother-in-law, Luckett Clements.

She is survived by her daughters, Beth (Dennis) Ford, Mary Kay (Paul) Turner, and Ann (Marty) Bryan; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; siblings, Catherine Clements, Tom (Tippy) Taylor, Judy (Steve) Thompson; sister-in-law, Marilee Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral mass will be held 11 am Monday, April 4, 2022 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be 3pm to 8 pm Sunday April 3 and 9 am to 10:15 am Monday April 4  at Barlow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may go to Bethlehem High School and/ or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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