Shauna Marie Taylor

04/19/1981 - 04/23/2021

Obituary for Shauna Marie Taylor

A Celebration of Life Service for Shauna Taylor, 40, of Davenport, IA will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021 at New Life Center, 1031 Twenty Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50311. Shauna passed away April 23, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA.
Shauna Marie was born on Easter Sunday, April 19, 1981, the daughter of Tracy Lynne Barr in Omaha, NE. She grew up living in the Perry and Des Moines area and graduated from Lincoln High School, Des Moines, IA in 1999.
Shauna was employed by the Davenport Lutheran Home, at the time of her death as a Medication Manager. Family and friends meant everything to Shauna. She loved life and cherished her children. Shauna was especially proud for being recognized as the Family of the Year in 2019.
Left to cherish Shauna’s memory are her four children, Noah, Elijah, Lishaun and Shaelyn; her mother, Tracy Rummans of Woodward, IA; her father, Marty (Christina) Taylor of Blue Ridge, GA; siblings, Meagan Taylor of Des Moines, IA, Jon (Jess) Taylor of Granger, IA, Joel (Taylor) Rummans of Perry, IA, Gabby (Jacob) Rummans of Granger, IA, Jordan Long of Ames, IA, Summer Meier of Van Meter, IA, Jacilyn (Sylar) Nall of Van Meter, IA, and Paige Meier of Colorado; grandparents, Darrel (Deb) Barr, Ellen Barr, and Vivian Selecman; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Shauna was preceded in death by beloved sister, Kellie; cousin, Carrie; uncle, Ronald May; grandparents, Eve and Don Spencer, Larry and Shirly Burk, Henry and Edna Taylor, Barney and Doris Wolfe, Dwight and Edna Barr, Buck and Merna Rowe.
Memorials in Shauna’s name may be directed to her family and sent to Murdock Funeral Home, 1420 Warford Street, Perry, Iowa 50220. Online condolences may be left at

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Dear Tracy, The first day that Shauna arrived at Perry High School, I was asked to show her around the building, classrooms, etc. I liked her from that day on because she was sweet, honest, sincere and determined to hit life head-on despite her hearing disability. I can only imagine how much she will be missed and how hard it is on you, her siblings and her precious children. You have our deepest sympathy. How comforting it is to know that when Jesus and his kingdom are ruling over the earth, "death will be brought to nothing- as the last enemy." (1 Corinthians 15:25, 26) With Jesus having that great of power, we can be confident that he also has the power and desire to resurrect all of those in God's memory. No doubt, that includes our beloved Shauna and my sister, Paula. (John 5:28, 29) We still live here in Perry, and I haven't seen you in a long time. I don't have your phone number anymore, so please feel free to call me anytime, 515-360-4342 and let me know if there is anything I can do to help. My Megan and I sent flowers to the funeral, I hope you get them OK. Love, Pam Fantauzzi
- Pam Fantauzzi

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