Marjorie Talbert

Marjorie Aldrich Talbert, 92, of El Paso, IL passed away at 12:05 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Heritage Health, El Paso. The family would like to thank the staff at the nursing home and Vitas Hospice Care for the care given to her.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso with Rev. Dr. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service at the memorial home on Friday. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Marjorie was born May 2, 1925 in Syracuse, Missouri the daughter of George and Naomi Sibbles Aldrich. She married Forrest Auburn Talbert on November 21, 1944 in El Paso. He died November 1, 2007.
Surviving are four daughters Nancy Neisler of Normal, Linda (Drew) Schopp of Washington, Bobbie Talbert of El Paso, and Penny Stephens of Normal; nine grandchildren Tricia (Mark) Hozie, Tim (Brynn) Neisler, Tabatha (Steve) Reimer, Neil (Heather) Schopp, Shalin (Chad) Stroud, Khara (Josh) Celia, Jodi (Jon) Burmeister, Leia Stephens, Carlie (Lucas) Roach , and seventeen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Raymond and Richard; two sisters, Mary Helen and Ruby; and one grandson Marshall Kevin Neisler.
After graduating from El Paso High School in 1943, Marjorie went to Rockford to attend a trade school in plane construction so she could come back to central Illinois and work at Caterpillar to build planes for WWII. The school had to close down due to lack of funds and so did her training at that time. She returned home and worked in various retail spots in Peoria before meeting the love of her life. They met on a day in 1944 as she returned to El Paso on a bus from Peoria. Auburn drove by her and a friend and offered them a ride. Soon after they were seeing each other and dated briefly before becoming engaged and married the same year. She became a dedicated homemaker and mother while helping her husband on the dairy farm. In her spare time, she gardened, was a 4-H leader, loved crafting and was an awesome cook. Her pride and joy came later as she opened a cake and cookie business until she retired.

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