Monday, June 18, 2012

Gladys Opal (Bell) Talbot 1909-2011

Gladys Talbot, 102, of Lebanon, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Lebanon.

She was born May 3, 1909 to Robert A. and Della Adams Bell at Brownfield, Missouri.

On February 9, 1930, Gladys was united in marriage with Charles W. Talbot and they enjoyed sixty-three happy years together. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Rowland and Pershing Bell; three sisters, Jewell Krauss, Florene Bell and Virginia Woody; a son-in-law, Edward Tichacek; and a daughter, Charla Talbot Bennett.

Gladys graduated from Southwest Missouri State University and taught school six years at Waynesville High School and nineteen years at Lebanon Jr. High School.

She joined the Methodist Church at an early age and was active in youth work many years. She was a member of the Builders Class and Morning Joy Circle.

Her hobby was making quilts and she was an avid Cardinal baseball fan. Gladys also enjoyed her bridge clubs and fishing with her husband.

Survivors include her daughter, Gayla Tichacek; three grandsons, Brandt Tichacek and his wife Adria, Eddie Tichacek and his wife Jennifer, all of St. Louis, MO and Baron Bennett and his wife Leanne of Indianapolis; also surviving is a son-in-law, Thomas Bennett of Bowling Green, OH; two granddaughters, Mikelyn Kiefer and her husband Gregory and Brooke Bennett; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Gladys was a wonderful mother, loving grandmother, and cherished friend. Those who had the pleasure of knowing her will treasure every memory. Our loss was Heaven's gain.

Funeral services for Gladys Talbot will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Shadel's Colonial Chapel with Pastor David Scott officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Waynesville City Cemetery, under the direction of Shadel's Colonial Chapel of Lebanon.

Friends may call at their convenience at the funeral chapel.

A memorial has been established to St. John's Hospice.

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