Everett Eugene `Gene` Taylor
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Everett Eugene `Gene` Taylor , Age: 85
April 16, 1933 -- June 07, 2018

Gene Taylor, 85, of Overland Park, passed away June 7, 2018. A celebration of his life will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS. Private interment at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to TWA Museum or Kansas City Hospice.

Gene was born April 16, 1933, the son of Everett M. and Dorothy F. (Hoover) Taylor, in Kansas City, KS. He grew up in Kansas City, KS where during high school, he and his friends would routinely hang out at the Downtown Airport. An employee of TWA decided if he was going to hang around, he might as well get to work. Gene cleaned parts, fell in love with airplanes and continued to work at TWA until joining the Navy. Gene returned to Kansas City and TWA where he retired 44 years later as Director of Engine Overhaul. He married the love of his life, Shirley Ann Werbe, in 1960.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; brother, Ronnie Taylor; and close friend and carpool buddy, George Kolias. Gene is survived by his brother, Stanley Michael Taylor; daughter, Sheryl Hammontree and husband Joel; son, Stan Taylor and wife Pam; two nephews, Brian and Mark Taylor; sister-in-law, Beverly Yantzi and dear friend, Mike Gadow.

Additional Service: Celebration of Life
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia Street
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66215
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Greg and Mary Harrell June 12, 2018

Friends of the family Olathe , Kansas

Stan and Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Your dad and I spent much precious time together as members of the OPBT men’s prayer group and Faithbuilders Sunday School class. We also shared a great love for air travel and TWA. I always enjoyed his take on past and current happenings in the industry – plus updated information on your post-JCCC progress. Mary and I are so sorry we can’t be there to express our support in person.

Alex and Shelley Franz June 12, 2018

Friend STILWELL , Kansas

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Gene. Gene, his family, friends and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. Alex and Shelley Franz

Ron and Lorene Beatty June 10, 2018

Friends Linn Valley , Kansas

We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. At the same time it is comforting to think of the joy he has in being reunited with Shirley.

Dan and Danita Pieper June 12, 2018

neighbor Overland Park , Kansas

Dan and I felt so blessed to have your parents as our backyard neighbors. We enjoyed our many conversations at the fence. We talk about them often, and will forever hold them in our hearts. What a special couple they were. Our sympathy and prayers to your family.

Ewing Graham June 10, 2018

Friend Liberty , Missouri

I enjoyed working with Gene at TWA . He was always and upbeat fun person to be around . He will be missed by friends and family alike . He did set the example the American foundation of hard work , enjoying ,(spiritual and physical) life .I am glad to have known him .