Mary Ann Shawley Klaka Taylor

  • Born: May 9, 1933
  • Died: December 2, 2020
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Saloom-Rega Funeral Service

730 W Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Tel. (724) 547-2122

Tribute & Message From The Family

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Mary Ann Shawley Klaka Taylor, 87 of Mt. Pleasant passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mary Ann was born May 9, 1933 in Calumet, PA the daughter of the late Edward and Ethel Koontz Shawley. She was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Belle Vernon. Surviving are her husband Ronald Taylor; children, George "Jim" Klaka, Jr. (Donna), Ethel Robison (Gordon), Anita Warrick (Edward), Mary Ellen Piper (Timothy) and Bridget Ballew (Wayne); grandchildren, James Klaka "JD" (Eilene), Mathew Keefer, Jennifer Warrick, Joshua and Justin Piper, Stephanie Petersen and Michael Meyers (Brandy); great grandchildren, Katara, Caleb, Colton, Sophia, Arabella, Everett and Makayla; step children: Bernadine Barnum (Ronald), Stanley Klejka (Gail), James C. Klejka (Patricia), Jacob Klejka (Joyce) and Mark Taylor (Vanessa), Ronald Taylor (Cindy), Lee Taylor (Dee); step daughter-in-law, Delores Klejka ; step grandchildren and great grandchildren and also nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her first husband, George J. Klaka, Sr., a sister, Nellie Mae Keslar and brothers, John, Edward S., William "Dave" and Lloyd Shawley and step sons, Albert and Ronald Klejka. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm Sunday at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mt. Pleasant where services will be held at 10:30am Monday with Rev. Ken Sommerfeldt officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Please visit Mary Ann's online obituary at to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director. (In compliance with the COVID-19 protocol, only 30 people at one time will be permitted in the funeral home during the visitation Sunday and only 30 people for the service Monday. Masks and social distancing is required.)


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary Ann was a great neighbor who became a good friend, and she was a wonderful inspiration. She was a woman who always had a positive attitude and a phenomenal work ethic. We loved her and she will be missed. May Red and her family know that they have our deepest condolences and be comforted in knowing that she is now in the loving embrace of our Lord.

Posted by Tom and Cecelia Rohosky - Mount Pleasant, PA - Friend   December 06, 2020

I loved Aunt Mary Ann--I always thought she was the strongest one in that family and she worked so hard.
My sympathies to the family. Bless all of you. Sarah Jean

Posted by Sarah Johnston - LATROBE, PA - Family   December 04, 2020

George and family, You have my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Mother.

Posted by Donna Heller - Mount Pleasant, PA   December 03, 2020