Funeral services for Reda Pearl "Cupie" Taylor will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening.
Reda was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Boswell, Okla., to the late Ammon Cliffton and Maude Mae (Riley) Pletcher. She died on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at an Ardmore nursing facility at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Reda married Stephens Silas Taylor and they moved to California during World War II to help the government build ships. After a couple of years, they moved back to Oklahoma and spent most of their marriage in the Springer area. Stephens preceded her in death on May 2, 1975.
Reda was a faithful and charter member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Springer. She also served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and loved to go on mission trips. She also looked forward to the times she could go and serve at Falls Creek.
She loved people and had worked as a caregiver and had hosted numerous foster children as well as two foreign exchange students from Japan. She had worked as a rural mail carrier and had also owned a café in Springer. She loved to feed everyone at SEMCO, and also had other passions such as painting, gardening, dancing, dominoes and rodeos.
Cupie was a longtime resident of the Ardmore Village before becoming a resident of the Elmbrook home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Norma Brown; and brothers, Bruce, Bub, Bryce, A.C. Jr., Buck and E.W. "Bollie" Pletcher.
She is survived by her son, Barry Taylor and his wife, Denise and a grandson, John Ross Thompson, all of Ardmore; a sister, Marie Underwood of Del City; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory, Ardmore. Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.