Retired Kansas pastor Neolin Taylor dies

Neolin Drexel Taylor, 85, of Topeka, quietly slipped from this life into a heavenly life with his Lord on Dec. 28, 2015.

He was the retired pastor of First Baptist Church, Mankato, Kan.

Neolin was born on Oct. 5, 1930, in Woodston, Kan., the son of Lewis and Estella Taylor.

He married Opal Conn July 30, 1950, and they spent 65 happy years together. He is survived by his wife and four children: Verna (Gary) Napier, Topeka; Drusilla (Dan) Emmot, Beloit, Kan.; Bruce (Pam) Taylor, Gardner; and Trudi (Rick) Lee, Big Pine, Calif. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church, Mankato. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 625 E. South St., Mankato, KS 66956.