Tomorrow is never promised.... It is with great sadness; we announce the passing of an extraordinary woman.
Oma L. (Edsell) Taylor, 71, of Stevensville, PA, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023, at home. Born September 25th, 1951, in Towanda, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Bernard Edsell and Harriett Alice (Jones) Edsell. Oma graduated from the Northeast Bradford Class of 1969.
She drove school bus for a short time for the Wyalusing Valley School District but for the majority of her school bus driving years she drove for Northeast Bradford School District. Oma also worked for Guthrie Home Care out of North Towanda, PA, as well as the Dandy Mini Mart in LeRaysville, PA, and the Northeast Bradford School District as a janitor until her official retirement and her declining health no longer permitted her to work.
Survivors include her husband, Edward H. Taylor, LeRaysville, PA, daughter and her significant other, April R. Taylor and Benjamin A. Seeley, Canton, PA, son, Dustin C. Taylor, Warren Center, PA, grandchildren whom she adored, Malachi Reese Taylor and MaKenna Charlie Taylor both of Warren Center, PA, daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Harvey Taylor, Warren Center, PA, brothers and sisters in law, Cart and Mary Edsell, Gene and Gloria Edsell, Leo and Cheryl Edsell all of Stevensville, PA, sisters and brothers in law, Harriett Payton, Stevensville, PA, Virginia and Alden Brown, LeRaysville, PA, Dawn and George Bolles, Laceyville, PA, brothers in law and sisters in law, Thomas and Peg Taylor, Warren Center, PA, Richard and Sabrina Taylor, LeRaysville, PA, special friends and neighbors, Irene and Sonny Salsman and Michelle and Bob Eckrote, her beloved cat, Charlie, many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her canine companion Hazel.
Omie as most called her, loved animals of all kinds. She could be found outside feeding her herd of friendly deer, her feathered bird friends, the chipmunks and squirrels and of course her stray cat Charlie who eventually found his way into her loving home. Anyone who knew Omie, fondly knew her as the candy apple queen. Halloween being one of her favorite holidays, each and every trick or treater received one of her deliciously handmade red candy apples. She enjoyed all of the children and adults who showed up at her doorstep each Halloween to receive one of her apples. Usually, a photo by the stairs or in front of the fish tank of each family or individual was taken and added to her hundreds of tricker treater photos.
Oma was a beautiful soul, a caregiver to many, the best friend a person could have. She was humble and selfless and truly one of a kind. She leaves behind a plethora of people that will miss her dearly.
Visitation: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853 from 6-8 PM.
Services: Thursday, May 25th, 2023, at 10AM at the Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing, PA, with Pastor Justin Canfield, and will continue with a funeral procession to the Stevens Cemetery, Pike Twp., LeRaysville, PA, for a committal service.
Instead of flowers, please consider contributing to your local animal shelter or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or show an act of kindness in her memory.
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