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1932 James 2016

James Talbert

October 23, 1932 — September 6, 2016

El Paso- James O. Talbert 83 of El Paso passed away at 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Home, Roanoke.

James was born October 23, 1932 in Gridley Twp., a son of Ordie and Marie Bratcher Talbert. He married Evelyn May Sutton on March 6, 1950 at Bloomington. She died September 21, 2011.

Surviving are his children, Connie (Dale) Fletcher, Bonnie (Frank) Haas both of El Paso; and Jon (Irma) Talbert, Gridley; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a sister Helen Kleen, Minonk.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, 1 sister, 1 son; Ronnie, and 2 grandchildren.

He attended El Paso Schools and he and his wife were dairy farmers in the Roanoke and El Paso area until their retirement in May 2000.

James attended First Baptist Church and Grace Fellowship both of El Paso.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso. Rev. Dr. Tim Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso.

James was a loving father and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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