Taylor, Kimberly

Written by David Green.

Kimberly Lynn Taylor, 47, of Hillsdale, Mich., died June 13, 2013, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born Jan. 8, 1966, in Hudson,  Mich., to Charles and Norma (Smith) Haskell. Kimberly was a homemaker and was previously employed at Jonesville Manor. She enjoyed baking, sewing and gardening, and dearly loved her children and grandchildren.

Kim is survived by two sons, Branden Taylor (and Jamie VanStee) of Quincy, Mich., and Collin Taylor (and Emily Schinske) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a step-son, Ian Taylor of Lansing, Mich.; a brother, Eugene (and Buffi) Haskell of Waldron, Mich.; two sisters, Donna Haskell (and friend Donna Wannemacher) of Camden, Mich., and Sonya (and Randy) McNett of Munson, Mich.; a half-brother, Charles (and Andi) Haskell of Jackson, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Summer and Liam Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with Rev. Donald Merillat officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. Monday until the time of service. Interment will take place at a later date at the Waldron Cemetery.

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