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Fern Tallcott

d. July 25, 2013

MENDON, Ill. -- Fern Etta Tallcott, 86, of Mendon, died 8:35 p.m. Thursday (July 25, 2013) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy

Fern was born on April 16, 1927, west of West Point. She was a daughter of the late Hubert and Minnie Newman Staff. The Rev. William Bailey united her in marriage to Robert Tallcott on Oct. 6, 1948, in the parsonage of the Christian Church of Fowler. They were married for 61 years. Robert died Feb. 25, 2009.

She graduated from Mendon Township High School in 1945 and was a homemaker all of her married life.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Mendon. She loved reading, crocheting, writing letters and cards and was a good Christian woman.

Surviving are her children, Janet Chambers of Macomb, Diann (Kent) Smith of Georgetown, Dennis (Kaye) Tallcott of Pisgah Forest, N.C., and Wayne (Deb) Tallcott of Mendon; 11 grandchildren, Amy Chambers of Macomb, Erin Chambers of Mendon, Ilene (Bryce) Fortner of Pawnee, Jennifer (Shawn) Burnett of St. Joseph, Justin Smith of Danville, Jason Smith of Georgetown, Benjamin Tallcott of Houston, Texas, Amanda (Ryan) Cumbo of Hendersonville, N.C., Jeremy Tallcott of Quincy, Adam Tallcott of Moline, and Rebekah Tallcott of Mendon; three great-grandchildren, Colin and Ethan Burnett of St. Joseph, and Ryder Cumbo of Hendersonville; one sister, Edith Evans of Loraine; one brother, Hubert (Debbie) Staff of Quincy; two sisters-in-law, Cleta Tallcott of Loraine and Doris Sherrick of Golden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Chambers; a sister-in-law, Helen Stauffacher; five brothers-in-law, Harold Tallcott, Robert Evans, Hubert Sharrow, Neal Sherrick and August Stauffacher; one nephew, James Tallcott; and one great-niece, Michelle Tallcott.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Congregational Church of Mendon, with Pastor Dennis Gartung conducting. Interment will be in the Mendon Cemetery in Mendon.

VISITATION: noon until time of the services Sunday in the First Congregational Church of Mendon.

MEMORIALS: First Congregational Church of Mendon or the Good Samaritan Home.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon.


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