Von’s friendliness, kindness and strong work ethic was shown, but not limited to, helping family and friends with “anything that had a motor”.Von was actively involved with Glebe Lodge, Shriners, Masons, American Legion, and Kena Klowns.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Rogers Taylor; sons, Christopher Taylor of Llano, Anthony Taylor and wife Jamie of Llano; daughters, Cynthia Lott and husband Rodney of Llano; daughter- in – law, Lori Ann Taylor of Fredericksburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Llano Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses She was also a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Llano Women’s Culture Club, and the Llano County Historical Society.Grandchildren: Casey Irvin, Stormy and wife Jade Irvin, Baylee and Bryce Mc Glothlin, Dusty and wife Victoria Lockhart, Toby and wife, Ashlee Lockhart and nana’s special angel Audrey Lockhart. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Doc Sutton officiating. Granddaughter Mackenzie Westbrook, Grandsons Vance Bauer, Logan Bauer and Travis Westbrook, Brother-in-law Herman Powell, Nephew Bill Case and wife Julie, Niece Carol Jones and husband Greg, and numerous great nieces, nephews, and cousins.Great Grandchildren Brylee and Payton Irvin, Wyatt and Walker Lockhart and soon to be born Harper Lynn Lockhart as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Dusty Lockhart, Toby Lockhart, Casey Irvin, Stormy Irvin, James Lockhart, Tony Irvin and Bryce Mc Glothlin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from PM to PM at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano.Wanda Beth Gortney, 87, passed away on Tuesday October 31st, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness.Wanda was born February 16, 1930 in Luther TX to Clyde and Eula Clanton. Wanda worked at the Crystal Cafe where she met her husband James Gortney. Together They had 5 children , Edna (Ricky) Lane and husband Jerry Lane of Burnet TX, Donna Paugh and husband Ray of Kingsland TX, Lanny Gortney and wife Jamie of Odessa, Pam little and husband Steve of Granite Shoals TX and Laurie Michelle Gortney.