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Katherine Talkington

Obituary of Katherine Talkington

Katherine J. Talkington, 75, of Girard, passed away Thursday evening, June 30, 2022 at her residence in Girard, IL. Katherine was born on June 27, 1947 to Wilbur and Audrey (Jarvis) Smith in Carlinville, IL. She graduated from Girard High School with the class of 1965. Katherine was the assistant manager at K-Mart in Springfield for 27 years. After leaving K-Mart, she worked for Gordmans Department Store in Springfield for another 5 years as a sales associate. She loved gardening and caring for her flowers. Katherine enjoyed baking cakes and cookies, and over the years she made wedding and birthday cakes for many people in the area. Katherine is survived by her two sons, James W. (Kay) Talkington of Girard, IL, and Chris L. (companion, Kelly) Talkington of Virden, IL; six grandsons, Christopher (Jessica) Talkington, Cody Talkington, Connor Talkington, Cory Talkington, Logan Talkington, and Chris Copelin; granddaughter, Caitlynn Talkington; four great-grandchildren, Calin and Eian Talkington, Taylor and Colt Copelin; three brothers, Dave (Fran) Smith of Yukon, OK, Brian (Sheila) Smith of Springfield, IL, and Geoff (Karen) Smith of Richmond, TX; several nieces and nephews. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com.
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