Diana Taylor
Thursday, March 30, 1944 - Thursday, February 02, 2017

Diana Sue Taylor, 72, of Cullom, IL passed away at 5:30 am on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Cullom United Methodist Church with Pastor Jonathan Brashear officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom. Burial will follow services at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Cullom United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Diana was born on March 30, 1944 in Streator, Illinois, the eldest of five children to Orville and Helen (Wonders) Fulkerson. She was raised in the Manville area attending Woodland Schools. She married J Orin Taylor on June 10, 1962 in Streator, Illinois. He survives in Cullom, IL.

She is also survived by her two sons: Douglas (Christel) Taylor of Waukesha, WI and Keith (Angela) Taylor of Cullom, IL; six grandchildren: Matthew, Rebecca, Benjamin, Zachery, Dani, and Alexis Taylor; and three siblings: James Fulkerson of Amsterdam, Holland, Linda Fulkerson of Chicago, IL, and David Fulkerson of Streator, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother: Jack Fulkerson.

Diana and J Orin owned and operated their farm together, alternating between driving the combine and hauling in. She was a farm wife doing what ever was necessary for her family and the farm. They farmed for 45 years together.

She was active in many clubs and organizations including: Women’s Farm Bureau serving at the county and state level for a number of years; Cullom United Methodist Church also serving on several different committees and capacities; the American Legion Auxiliary- Skinner Trost Post 122 of Cullom where she was past president, treasurer, and committee member; a member of the Citizens for Cullom; and the Illinois Soy Bean Association. Diana was also very involved in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). She served as the Central IL Regional President and Treasurer of District 17. Diana also served at the State level on many committees. She was dedicated to the Livingston County Home Extension serving on that board and various committees.

Diana most of all, loved her family and spending time with them was her top priority. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.



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  • Mary & Ora Burke
  • Saturday, February 04, 2017
J Orin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I fondly remember our soybean days and memories and the good times we had. May those memories and other happy memories help you through this very difficult time.
  • Rachel Steidinger
  • Saturday, February 04, 2017
So sorry to all of her family & friends for your loss! Praying for you all!
  • Alan Cheney
  • Saturday, February 04, 2017
The word that comes to my mind to describe Diana is gracious. She was very welcoming and treated Angela's family as her family. Angela considered her a second mother over the past 15 years. She took great pride in her grandchildren and they loved being with her. I couldn't have asked for a more loving and caring grandmother for my grandchildren. She was a dedicated farm wife, but also gave of herself to church and community. We will all miss her at whatever part of our life she played!
  • Laure Defrees
  • Sunday, February 05, 2017
J Orin.....so sorry to hear of Diana's passing. I enjoyed working with her at H&R Block. She was a special lady! I'm so sad for you and family.
  • Carmen (Lighty) Wilson
  • Sunday, February 05, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember visiting back and forth while growing us. God's comfort you you as you find your way in the next weeks, months and years.
  • Reuben & Dorothy Riegel
  • Monday, February 06, 2017
J. Orion, Our sympathy is with you and your family. We remember many good times with Diane and You at Farm Bureau events and at your house when Diane hosted the Farm Bureau Women.
  • Joe and Kim Kao
  • Monday, February 06, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family. We were very sad to hear of Diana's passing. We send you love and prayers during this difficult time.
  • Joe and Kim Kao
  • Monday, February 06, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family. We were very sad to hear of Diana's passing. We send you love and prayers during this difficult time.
  • Royal and Barbara
  • Monday, February 06, 2017
Sending our love and prayers for you comfort and peace. What a beautiful blessing Diana's life was, and she touched so many with her kindness and that beautiful smile. We loved her and we love J. Orin. How blessed are you, children and grandchildren, for having her in your life and hearts. We are truly sorry we couldn't be with you all today. Royal and Barbara
  • Cyndy Jehle
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Diana, was a wonderful woman. She was a true farmers wife. Great mom. So sorry for your loss, she will be dearly missed.
  • Carole Cashmer
  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
To all of Diana's family...sadness in reading of her passing. She was a very giving person and was always involved in her community. I knew her through her volunteering at Evenglow. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Carole Cashmer Mawson
  • Dennis & Phyllis Fulkerson
  • Thursday, February 09, 2017
J. Orin,

Phyllis and I are sending our sincere condolences in your loss of Diana. We are offering our since apology in not being able to attend the visitation. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of great loss.

May God bless and be close to you.

Dennis & Phyllis Fulkerson
Hanna City, Ill
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