Anniversary: Lewis and Deborah Taylor

Lewis and Deborah Taylor

Fifty years of love, respect and friendship. Fifty years of hard work, sacrifice and triumph. This is Lewis and Debbie Taylor’s 50-year love story.

They met in 1969 while Debbie was in high school and Lewis was attending Highland Community College. Theirs was a courtship of shared faith, love and dreams of a future together. They married Oct. 10, 1971, and moved to Virginia where Lewis was stationed in the Navy.

Together, they ventured around Virginia, South Carolina and then back to Kansas where they settled in Sabetha to raise their three daughters, Jenny Taylor, Carrie (Ryan) Herrmann and Katie (Leigh Houghtaling) Taylor.

After their girls graduated high school, Lewis went back to college and obtained his Physician Assistant degree. This took Lewis and Debbie on another adventure with moves to Hanover, Kan., and finally to a small farm in Hoyt, Kan., where they reside today. It was after they settled in Hoyt that Debbie’s dream of a quilting business took shape.

Through all their accomplishments and adventures, their family has grown to include five grandchildren, Erin Herrmann, Riley Herrmann, Josh Herrmann, Shannon (Josh) Zeller and Danny Nease; and a soon-to-be great-grandchild.

Their love story is a treasure that has endured joy, sadness, sickness and health, but above all, faith and strength in each other.

Lewis and Debbie will commemorate their 50-year anniversary with a small celebration hosted by their daughters at their home on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

The Sabetha Herald 10/6/2021



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