Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 26, 2013

Rita Jo Taylor

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Rita Jo Taylor 73 of Dinger Road Bluefield, WV passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, WV.

Rita was born on September 06, 1939 in Lorain, Ohio to the late Albert Thompson and Lillian Vanessa Fernier Thompson. She had been a resident of Bluefield for the past 23 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers.  

Survivors Include: Husband: Arthur Wesley Taylor of the home. One Daughter: Dana Marie Finnegan and husband Michael of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. One Son: Wesley Shelton Taylor and wife Christine of Elyria, Ohio. Three Grandchildren: Jasmine Finnegan of Rhode Island, Taylor Jacob Finnegan of Huntington, Indiana, Melissa Kay Sternberg of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is also survived by three sisters and one bother

In accordance with Rita's wishes she is being cremated and no services are being held. Private entombment will be held at later date at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Huron, Ohio.  

Memorial contributions may be made in Rita's name to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.