Obituary: Dorothy M Talbert

Dorothy M Talbert, 100, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Diversicare of Sedgwick, Kan.

She was born June 18, 1915, at rural Halstead to Charles C. and Estella Dell (Steele) Hoffman. She was a retired bookkeeper for Berry’s Petroleum and Producers. She was a member of the First Christian Church and V.F.W. Auxiliary both of Newton.

On April 1, 1934, she married Tillman M. Rodgers. She later married Jack E. Talbert on Nov. 14, 1965, at Las Vegas, N.V. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1974.

She is survived by her sons, Gardy Rodgers, Los Angeles, and Dennis Rodgers, Newton; daughters, Leva Bickford, Newton, Sue Stewart, Wichita, and Karen Nikkel, Lehigh, Kan.; brother, Duane Hoffman, Winfield; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by grandsons, Vincent Nikkel and Gordon Stewart; brothers, Gilbert and William Hoffman; half-brother, Milburn Fleetwood; and half-sister, Genevieve McCann. The funeral service was Dec. 11 at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. Burial followed at Halstead Cemetery, Halstead.

Memorials may be given to The Kansas School for the Deaf or First Christian Church in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.

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