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A loving mother, compassionate nurse, and beloved friend

Date of Birth July 03, 1959

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Date of Passing February 01, 2019

Gloria Susan Taaffe

from Leander, Texas, United States

Gloria Susan Taaffe, age 59, passed away on February 1, 2019. She was born on July 3, 1959 in Pratt, KS to Maria A. Espinosa and Carl F. Weese Sr.

Gloria grew up in Greensburg, KS where she made many friends that she stayed in contact with throughout the years. In 1982, she graduated from Stormont Vail School of Nursing in Topeka, KS, and shortly after starting her long nursing career, she married Steven J. Taaffe. They had one son, John-Michael W. Taaffe, in November 1984, and in 1989, the family moved to Wichita, KS. The family finally relocated to Leander, TX in 2007.

She held various positions in her 30+ year nursing career with the majority spent as a cancer nurse. She touched many families lives over the years and gave compassionate personal care to all of her patients. She was honored to carry on the family tradition, as her mother was also a nurse.

She had a strong relationship with God and was active in her church, attending Sunday mass and singing in the choir. She was an avid dog lover with a special place in her heart for her miniature schnauzers. And even though she lived in Texas, she was still a Kansas girl with a deep passion for her Kansas Jayhawks basketball—something she shared with her son John.

She is survived by her son, John-Michael W. Taaffe, and wife Shelley A. Kilpatrick of Austin, TX; her brother Carl Weese, Jr. and wife Cheryl Weese of Pratt, KS; and ex husband Steven J. Taaffe of Leander, TX.  She also leaves behind one niece, Melanee Weese; and three nephews, Tom, Todd, and Tyler Weese; and a host of caring friends.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Cedar Park, TX. Anyone who would like to pay their respects and celebrate her life is welcome to attend. If anyone would like to send flowers, please arrange to have them sent to the church the morning of the ceremony.

Memorial Details:

10:30 a.m.
Feb 22, 2019
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1101 W New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Memorial Details

Memorial Details:

10:30 a.m.
Feb 22, 2019
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1101 W New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    Reply Deanna Kilpartick / Feb 19, 2019

    John and Shelley, we are very sorry for your loss. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and give you strength during this time. Love and hugs, Mike and Dee.

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    Reply Margie M / Feb 14, 2019

    What a marvelous event the earthly resurrection will be! It will be a time of irrepressible joy when families broken apart by death will be reunited. Jesus promises that those in the memorial tombs will come out (John 5:28,29). In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth (Luke 23:43). This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life. The Bible says: “The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it.” Psalm 37:29. What a marvelous future for Gloria!

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    Reply Tasha / Feb 14, 2019

    Please accept my deepest and  sympathy. May the God who binds up the broken-hearted comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this challenging time.(Isaiah 61: 1,2.)

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    Reply Rhonda Steele / Feb 07, 2019

    My deepest sympathies to Gloria's family and friends. I was one of Gloria's classmates from Greensburg, she lived around the block from us. Although that has been a few years ago, I remember her beautiful voice, smile and laughter. Thoughts and prayers Rhonda Steele (Westfall)

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