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Shirley Darlene Burns Taylor, American paralegal. Certified professional legal secretary.


Taylor, Shirley Darlene Burns was born on December 30, 1938 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert and Sylvia Faye (Cowger) Belke.


Graduate, Decatur Public Schools, 1956.


With C. N. Gorham & Sons, Decatur, 1956—1957, Burger, Geisler, Fombelle & Wheeler, Decatur, 1961—1974. Legal secretary Geisler, Waks & Geisler, since 1974. Recording and correspondent secretary Macon Chamber of Commerce, 1974—1980.

Secretary-treasurer South Macon Township Library. Board, 1975—1980.


Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.


When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.


The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.


Member of Parents Without Partners (newsletter editor 1980-1982, membership director 1982-1983, regional council secretary 1981-1983), Winning as Single Adults (secretary 1980-1983), Macon Chamber of Commerce, National Association Legal Secretaries (area 5 membership director 1980-1982, Illinois national director 1983-1984, scholarship chair 1983-1985, Legal Secretary of Year 1986), Illinois Association Legal Secretaries (president 1982-1983, legal education chairman 2008, Legal Secretary of Year 1977), Macon-Moultrie Counties Legal Secretaries Association.


Married Richard Lee Burns, November 24, 1956 (divorced July 1980). Children: Cindi Lynn, Richard Todd, Scotti Lee, Kristin Annette. Married Edward C. Taylor, June 24, 1983.

Stepchildren: Krista Dawn, Russell Joseph.