'Everybody Liked Her,' Father Says

"She was a very nice girl and everybody liked her."

So said A. M. Huffenberger in discussing his daughter, Mrs. Anita Taylor, who was murdered in her 415 Ludlow av. home either late Friday night or early Saturday.

"She had no enemies that we know of. She was not that kind of a girl," the grieving father said.

"And she was not the kind of girl who would give any indication she was flirting. I just can't think of any reason why a terrible thing like this would happen," he said.

Firemen from nearby engine house No. 6 said the family had lived at the Ludlow av. address for approximately one year.

They described the Taylors as "seemed like a youthful, happy, on-the-go family. Of course, the majority of couples on the block are young."

The next door neighbors, the Royal McGowan family, stated the Taylor's were "a nice family, seemed like a couple of kids...we'd say 'nice day' and 'hello' and things like that but really didn't know them well."

She was the former Anita Eilene Huffenberger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Huffenberger of Selma. She was born in Springfield on Nov. 25, 1945.

She was a 1964 graduate of Southeastern High School in South Charleston and a member of the First Lutheran Church in Springfield.

Other survivors, in addition to her husband, son and parents include two sisters, Mrs. Marcella White of Springfield, and Dickie Huffenberger, at home, one half-brother, Donald Huffenberger of Enon, two half-sisters, Mrs. Edith Bridenthel of Hamilton and Mrs. Lila Lie of Indiana, and several aunts and uncles.

Her body was removed to the Jackson-Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home following an autopsy in Community Hospital.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lawrence T. Rugh, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.