By Victoria Modenesi, Social Media Director

Taylor Pile - COURTESY OF ELIAS, KALLAL & SCHAFF FUNERAL HOMES
Taylor Pile – COURTESY OF ELIAS, KALLAL & SCHAFF FUNERAL HOMES

The Division of Student Affairs informed the University of Missouri-St. Louis community on August 26 that UMSL student Taylor Nykole Pile, of East Alton, IL, passed away on August 24. Taylor was 21 years old, a senior, and a nursing major.

Taylor’s passing awakened remembrance and sadness among those who had known her. On social media, friends manifested their shock and grief, and reached out to her friends and family by evoking Taylor’s sweet, vibrant personality, and wonderful smile.

To access Taylor’s obituary and to share memories, her family has created the following page: eliaskallalandschaaf.com/obituaries/Taylor-Pile/#!/Obituary. Private services will be held at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, IL. Taylor’s family indicated that a public celebration to her life will be held at a later date and that memorials may be made to UMSL.

The Division of Student Affairs reminded all students that Counseling Services are available at room 131 at the Millennium Student Center for those in need of advice and support. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their phone number is 314-516-5711 and is answered by professionals providing confidential support.