Irene Johnson Taylor, age 70, Harrodsburg, widow of Charles R. Taylor, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Ephraim McDowell RMC in Danville. Born November 7, 1950 in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Kermit and Martha Alice (Reynolds) Hacker. She attended the Harlan County Schools, was a nurse’s aide at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon and at several nursing homes. She liked to attend auctions, listen to Karaoke and to dance. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Eubank.
Survivors include one daughter: Laura Faye (Coy) Broughton of Brodhead; one son Hobert Johnson III of Harrodsburg; one grandson Jonathan Coy (Shelby) Broughton and her significant other Jeff Vinyard of Harrodsburg. Other than her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother Jimmy Payne and a sister, Dolly Taylor.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Sims Funeral Services. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of services at Sims Funeral Services.
Pallbearers are Tim Vinyard, Mike Pauyear, Donnie Peavler, Coy Broughton, Jon Broughton, and Hobert Taylor III.
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