Betty L. Talley

Cottage Hills | Tuesday, August 7 2012

Betty L. Talley, 74, passed away at 12:09am on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Barnes - Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on April 28, 1938, in Gamaliel, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Roy and Evelyn (Gillette) Strain. She married Jack F. Talley on April 14, 1955, in Leota, Missouri and he survives. Other survivors include three daughters and sons in law: Rita Calvin of East Alton, Ronda and Jeffrey Poston of Bethalto, Shela and Gene Blasingim of Bethalto, two sons: Jack D. Talley of Cottage Hills, John E. Talley of Alton, five grandchildren: Tracey Ogg, Angie Loudenback, Kerry Blasingim, Tiffany Tutterow, Steven Broyles, eight great grandchildren: Heather, Jasper, Rylee, Hayden, Ashley, Morgan, Michael, Olivia, three sisters: Reba Wade, Glenna Hall, Linda Perry, and one brother: Charles Strain.

She was formerly employed at St. Anthony's Health Center in housekeeping. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Alton. She loved quilting, crocheting, gardening, and collecting salt and pepper shakers. She was a grandmother to all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter: Sonya Broyles, one son: Jimmy Talley, and three brothers and 3 sisters.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 10, 2012, at the funeral home. Tom Woody will officiate. Burial will follow at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.

Memorials are suggested to the Church of Christ, 3536 Prince Road, Alton, Illinois 62002.

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