Ruth A. Talbott

Aug. 18, 1926 — Nov. 12, 2018

Ruth A. Talbott, 92, of Kewanna, passed away at 2:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. 

Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Kewanna, she was the daughter of the late Herbert F. and Goldie H. (Woolington) Hamman. Ruth was a 1945 Kewanna High School graduate.

On Aug. 9, 1946, she married Simon B. Talbott. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1983.

Ruth formerly worked at Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna for more than 25 years. She was also a cook at the Kewanna school cafeteria.

She was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the ladies’ auxiliary at the VFW Post #1121 in Kewanna that is named in honor of her late son, James F. Talbott, a U.S. Army veteran who died while serving in Vietnam.

Ruth was an avid Cubs and Colts fan, her favorite quarterback being Peyton Manning. She was known for her great cooking. 

Survivors include her daughters Linda [Charlie] Evans of Junction City, Kansas, and Nancy Bowyer of Kewanna; companion Raymond Engle of Kewanna, and his children: Terry Engle of Sebring, Florida, and Sherry [John] Engle Anderson of Kewanna; grandchildren: Stacy Evans of Junction City, Kansas, Jimmy Bowyer of Kewanna, and Timmy [Lacy] Bowyer of Cicero; great-grandchildren: Gavin Evans, Daxton Wilcox both of Junction City, Kansas, and Illiana Bowyer, Royce Bowyer, Kinsley Bowyer all of Cicero; brother Ron Hamman of Kewanna; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by sons: James F. Talbott and Tommy Talbott; sisters: Lucille Newcomer, Ginger Good and Betty Selle Frazie; and brothers: Bud Hamman, Ralph Hamman, Bob Hamman and Billy Dean Hamman; and grandson Ryan Evans.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home & Crematory, Kewanna Chapel, where there was a VFW Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Services for Ruth were at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home & Crematory, Kewanna Chapel. The family had requested everyone wear casual attire in memory of Ruth. Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna United Methodist Church. 

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(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 21, 2018)

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