Elaine M. Taylor (nee Toepper), 80, of LaGrange and formerly of Brookfield, died May 31, 2011 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Taylor moved to Brookfield in 1945. She married Robert Taylor on June 23, 1951 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brookfield and lived in the village until 1989. She was active at St. Paul’s as a member of the choir at Altar Guild. Ms. Taylor was also a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

She is survived by her husband; her son, Craig Taylor; her daughters, Sheri (William) Fowler, Kim (Russ) Blumhagen and Lisa (Kurt) Schilling; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, the Rev. Wesley Toepper; and her sister, Carol Kennett.

A funeral service was held June 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brookfield, followed by interment at Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9135 Grant Ave., Brookfield, Ill. 60513.

Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.