Eileen Sue (Nelson) Taylor, 67 of Pickerington, OH, formerly of Bellaire, OH, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Forrest Hills Retirement Community in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
She was born January 30, 1950 in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of Donald E. Nelson and Wilma (McAllister) Nelson. She is a 1968 graduate of Bellaire High School.
Ms. Taylor was preceded in death by her father, Donald E. Nelson of Bellaire, OH and uncle, Jim T. Nelson of Frasier, CO. She is survived by her mother, Wilma Nelson of St. Clairsville, OH; brother Jeff (Susan) Nelson of Bellaire, OH; daughter, Amanda Taylor Rossbach of Columbus OH; grandchildren, Austin Roe, Aubree Roe and Connar Rossbach; nephew, Jeff Nelson Jr; Aunts Kathleen Nelson of Frazier, CO; Phyllis Coleman of St. Clairsville, OH: cousins, Alan Coleman, Diane McAllister, Doug McAllister, Lynn Rogers Vail and Ellen Rogers; devoted former son-in-law Carl Rossbach of Columbus, OH and many friends and loved ones.
Eileen was a dedicated and wonderfully talented musician for her entire life. She taught piano in her home, accompanied many performances of community theater in the Cambridge area, as well as many high school students for competition; “Her intuition and kindness for vocalists couldn’t be matched”. She was active in many local bands and the Cambridge Singers. She was the accompanist for the Muskingum University Concert Choir during one of their tours of Europe. She was well versed in Old Standards, Big Band, Soft Rock, Southern Rock, Country (although not her favorite), Broadway and Jazz, but her true love was The Blues. After moving to Columbus, she was very involved in the Columbus Blues Alliance, sitting in on jams at the Thirsty Ear and was even known to add some blues and gospel into her playing as the organist at First Presbyterian Church of Grove City.
A memorial gathering of music and celebration will be held at 10:30 am at the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church, Bellaire, Ohio on Saturday June 3, 2017 with Rev. David Demarest officiating.
Burial will be held at the Rock Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906
Memorial contributions can be made to Donate Life America by going to “TMCFunding.com”
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