Helen F. Talbot, 88, our beloved mother, of Geneseo, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 on her birthday at her home surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 10 am Tuesday, October 29th at Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo. Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate. Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation for Helen will be from 5-7 pm on Monday, October 28th at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Helen Talbot Memorial Fund.
Helen was born October 26, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Joe and Mary (Lisjak) Batich. She was united in marriage to Kenneth A. Talbot on November 15, 1945 in Geneseo. He preceded her in death in 1972. Helen worked for McLaughlin Body Company for 13 years, retiring in 1985.
Helen was a member of AMLA Lodge, American Mutual Life Association, and Local 1414 UAW. She enjoyed gardening, music, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include five sons: Kenneth Talbot, Geneseo, IL, Joseph (Pamela) Talbot, Concord, NC, Gary (Jodell) Talbot, Geneseo, IL, Mark (Ruth) Talbot, Colona, IL, Preston (Michelle)Talbot, Gurnee, IL; five daughters: Mary Fisher, Colona, IL, Karen (John) Lefman, Kewanee, IL, Phyllis (William) Eggerichs, Vermilion, OH, Gail (Ron) Andrews, Kewanee, IL, Nancy Krachum, Moline, IL; 33 grandchildren; 43 great grandchild; brother: Raymond (Patricia) Batich, Willoughby, OH.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth; her daughter Elaine Baretto; daughter-in-law Linda Talbot; sons-in-law James Fisher and Steven Krachum, two grandchildren Perry Talbot and Jared Talbot, and her brother Joe Batich.