January 2, 2014

DOROTHY TALBERT NOV. 6, 1929 -- DEC. 31, 2013

OSKALOOSA — Dorothy Talbert, 84, of Oskaloosa, passed from this life on Tuesday evening, Dec. 31, 2013, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.

Per Dorothy’s wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Iowa. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in Montezuma. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service. Dorothy’s family requests memorials to be directed to the Hospice of Mahaska County. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.hollandcoblefuneralhomes.com. Holland-Coble Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Phyllis Fayer Talbert was born on Nov. 6, 1929, in Oskaloosa. As a young girl she moved with her family to the family farm west of Montezuma. After graduating from the eighth grade, she attended public school at Montezuma Consolidated Schools and graduated in 1947. She went on to normal school training at William Penn University and taught in the country school system until her marriage to Glenn S. Talbert in 1949. Glenn and Dorothy were parents to 10 children. They farmed for most of their married life. Dorothy later worked at Sig Manufacturing in Montezuma before her retirement. In 2008, Dorothy moved to Oskaloosa and resided at Maple Ridge Assisted Living. She remained active and independent, enjoyed walking, playing Bingo, attended most of the social activities and still loved to go shopping. Dorothy was a member of the Christian Church in Deep River and attended the First Christian Church in Oskaloosa since moving to Oskaloosa. Her pride and joy was her grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by seven children, Beverly Altimier, of Lynnville, Sheryl (Kenneth) Grimm, of North English, Vicky (Keith) Kirchoff, of Glenwood, Ark., Thomas Glenn Talbert, of Deep River, Judy (Paul) Striegel, of What Cheer, Karen Markham, of Marshalltown, and Kris (Robb Redlinger) Shaull, of Montezuma; her grandchildren, Kirby (Alicia) Scull, Philip (Renae) Grimm, Chad (Terri) Grimm, Christopher Kirchoff, Crystal (Andrew) Freiberg, Dan Talbert and Shelley, Adam (Krystal) Talbert, Angela (Jason Henderson, Shawn (Jennifer) Striegel, Benjamin (Carrie) Striegel, Luke Striegel and Allison, Jennifer (Chris) Stephenson, Timothy Markham and Shelley, Blaine Carl, Brittney Shaull and Ryan Goodrich, Tadd Shaull and Tia Shaffer; her siblings, Kenneth Fayer, Marge Stevens and Larry (Carol) Fayer and her 23 current great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Glenn S. Talbert; her parents, Edward and Mary Louise (Collins) Fayer; her sister, June Sheets and her brothers Frank Michael Fayer and Harold Tish. Also preceding her in death are three sons, Jeffery, Randal and David Michael Talbert; three grandsons, Jason Gregan, Scott Gregan and Matt Talbert and one great grandson, Asher Philip Grimm.

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