She was born on June 8, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Jerry D. Gillpatrick and Sharon K. Strong.
Tauna lived in Mtn. Grove for a number of years and had moved to Nebraska about eight years ago. She worked as a certified nurse’s aide in home health care. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
She enjoyed being outside, going to the creek, painting, crafting, cooking and cleaning. She was a talented writer and wrote a lot of poems. Tauna had a big heart and was very sociable. Her dogs were very special to her and her kids were her pride and joy.
Tauna is survived by her mother and stepfather, Sharon and Myron Buss of Lincoln, Nebraska; her daughters, Darrian and Darbie Noonan of Seymour, Missouri, and Harlie Rector of Lebanon, Missouri; a sister, Tina Saladin Lorne of Norwood, Missouri; two brothers, Andy and Rocky Gillpatrick of St. Joseph, Missouri; many aunts and uncles; one niece and nephew and many friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at the funeral chapel with JoBeth Hurd officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.