Kent Taylor, 53, of Beatrice (formerly of Falls City), passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Beatrice. She was born Feb. 16, 1961 at Omaha to Irene (Selken) Taylor and the late John E. Taylor.

Kent moved to Falls City in 1962 and then to the Beatrice State Developmental Center at Beatrice at the age of five. While there he attended school, participated in Special Olympics, worked in the Workshop and volunteered at the Humane Society. His favorite place to shop was WalMart and his favorite place to eat was Valentino’s. He loved music and Husker softball, volleyball and football, and NASCAR races.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Kent is survived by his mother, Irene Taylor, of Falls City; brothers, Greg and Gary Taylor, both of Adrian, MO; sisters, Pam (Mark) Lovelace, of Adrian, and Beth Taylor, of Falls City; and all his family and friends at Beatrice State Developmental Center.

She was preceded in death by his father.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Steele Cemetery, with Rev. Daniel Gifford officiating.

Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.

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