Julia Catherine Peoples, 65, of Syracuse, MO, died October 7, 2021, after a sudden illness.
Known from childhood as Julie, and to those on her mail route as the mail lady, Julie was born June 22, 1956, in Memphis, TN to Walter Clyde and Imogene Carmichael Taylor.
Julie graduated from California High School. California MO in 1974 and made her home in that part of MO for the rest of her life.
She was the primary caregiver for her father during his last years, while holding down a taxing job as a mail carrier primarily in the Fortuna area, her occupation for many years.
She was an active and influential presence in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
She was well known to many of those along her mail route, often carrying treats for children and dogs who lived along her route. It tickled her to know that some of those children had grown up to become parents of some of the current batch of youngsters.
Her affection and love for dogs was great. She always had multiple dogs herself, many of whom she had personally rescued over the years.
Julie's parents, Clyde and Imogene Taylor, both died before her. She is survived by siblings Charlotte Taylor, Central City CO; Walter "Wally" Taylor (Margaret), Normal IL; Douglas "Duke" Taylor (Joyce), Springfield VA; children Roxane Pierson, Andy Peoples and TJ Peoples, all of Syracuse; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton, MO. Following the memorial, a reception for family and friends will be held at 6:00 PM at The Pivotal Room, 123 W Moniteau, Tipton, MO 65081. Please use the rear entrance.