Janis Taylor
1960 - 2019
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Taylor, Janis Age 59, at rest with the LordSeptember 8, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late James Nolan (CPD Rtd.) and Dorothy Therese (nee Vail) Taylor; loving sister of the late Mary Margaret Taylor, Margaret (the late Ken) Grant, Deborah (CFD Rtd.) (Henry (CFD Rtd.) Rose, Kevin (CPD Rtd.) (Chris) Taylor, Barbara (Bruce) Becker, Kathy Taylor, Joanne (Dr. David) Gorecki, and Julie Taylor and dear friend Mike Stanley; dear aunt of 15 and great-aunt of 11. She loved and cherished each of them. Janis was the planning coordinator with the Chicago Park District where she worked for 38 years. She was most proud of her work on creating Chicago's dog parks and building the volunteer program for the city parks. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Taylor family for their special needs family member c/o Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL 60646 are appreciated. VisitationWednesday,September 11th from 3-9:00 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home. FuneralThursday,September 12th 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home for 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Juliana 7201 N. Oketo Ave., Chicago. Interment private. Info773-736-3833or visit Janis' memorial atwww.smithcorcoran.com.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Sep. 10, 2019.
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September 13, 2019
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Janis will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 22 SEP, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
September 12, 2019
Dear Taylor Family-
Janis was my 1st best friend. Hearing of her passing brought so many great memories back like...playing in the alley, holding hands through those silly basement haunted houses, sleepovers and dancing like nobody was watching. It is my loss to have lost touch with her. Please know those memories brought a smile to my face.
Rest peacefully Janis.
Kathi Hanrahan-Grummel
Kathi Grummel
September 12, 2019
Dear Taylor Family, My sincere condolences. Julie was my 1st best friend. I remember 'hanging out' in the alley at 5 years old, many sleep overs after we moved, haunted houses where we held hands, and seeing her so many years ago. No idea why we hadn't kept in touch and now I see that it is my loss to have not tried harder. Please know I will always think her and smile!
Kathi Hanrahan-Grummel
Kathi Grummel
September 10, 2019
To Julie and family:
I am so sorry to hear of Janis' passing. She was such a kind, generous person and taken much to soon. Her suffering is over and she is in good hands with our Father now. May she rest in peace...
Jim White
September 10, 2019
Her pleasant attitude and commitment with
being solely content in her plight of giving
made her so unique- we will remember.

A generous donation: Children's Cancer Research
September 10, 2019
Kevin and all the Taylor family, I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. May God bless her and you and hold you in the palm of His hands. Rest in Peace Janis.
Patty Clarke ~ Ret. CPD & Emerald Society
September 9, 2019
To a Beautiful Soul....May she Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences go to the whole Taylor Family. Memories of her will never be forgotten. Her soul on Earth has been lost but she rises to the heavens as a Beautiful Angel guiding her loved ones on their journeys thru life. Rather than grieve, let's celebrate her new life!
Janice Taylor
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