NEW DETAILS: Services today for area Realtor killed in crash from police chase

Services are set today for the area Realtor who died after the car she was in collided with a Moraine police cruiser in a high-speed chase of a car theft suspect in Miami Twp. this week.

The visitation for Mary Jane Taulbee is set from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kettering 7th Day Adventist Church followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., according to her obituary.

Her final resting place will be Miami Valley Memory Gardens.

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Taulbee, 57, of Lebanon, died after the Moraine cruiser driven the city’s 2017 Officer of the Year, Matt Barrie, collided with her Hyundai just after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Ohio 741 near Carnation Road, authorities said.

Authorities said Taulbee’s car collided with another northbound vehicle and spun into the southbound lane in what Moraine’s police chief termed “a horrible, tragic incident.”

Taulbee — who worked for Irongate Realtors in Washington Twp. — was a Realtor of 30 years in the Dayton, Englewood, Lebanon, Miamisburg and Springboro areas, according to her profile on She received numerous Awards of Achievement as well as many years in the Sales Leaders Club, according to her obituary.

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Taulbee was preceded in death by her father, Fredrick Raker, mother-in-law, Bernice Taulbee, and niece, Leslie Waddell.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, David Taulbee, and their children, Elaine Pritchett (Baron), Kari Bayless (Bryan), Scott Taulbee (Katey), Julie Wilson (Stuart), and Matthew Taulbee.

She is also survived by her mother, Carol Raker and her father-in-law, Walter Taulbee, her sister, Jean Bennett (Bob), her brother-in-law Mike Taulbee (Peggy), sister-in-law, Kathy Clawson (Terry), six grandchildren and several other relatives, friends and colleagues.


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