Friday, January 28, 2022

Obituary - Phyllis Mary Talbot

Phyllis's family has scheduled A Celebration of Life on Feb. 12 at the Community of Christ Church in Clinton.

(Community of Christ, 108 Pawnee Drive, Clinton MO 64735)

9 am – 11 am Visitation and Memorial

11 am – 12 pm Service

Phyllis Mary (Watson) Talbot,72, was born on March 14, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois daughter to Slyvia Slyk and James Watson. She departed this life on January 28, 2022 at the Appleton City Manor.

Phyllis met the love of her life, Laurel Talbot the age of sixteen. They met square dancing in Arlington Heights, IL. They were married Oct 4, 1967. Together they had 5 children. They were married for 48 years until Laurel passed away in 2015.

Phyllis graduated with her Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist in Education from Northwest State University. She loved teaching children. In 1995, Phyllis and Laurel moved to Appleton City to be the Title I Reading Teacher in Appleton City R-2 School District. in 1998, Phyllis was the Principal of the Montrose R-14 School District. In 2003, she became a Co-Superintendent for the Ballard R2 School District. For the past several years she was a beloved family member, substitute teacher, at the Lakeland School District where she was known as “Mrs. T”.

Phyllis had many hobbies which includes sewing, reading, gardening, cooking, and canning. She was known to give out her Christmas bread every year to friends and family. She also loved her cat, Patch and dog, Yoda.

When asked about challenges of going through cancer treatments, Phyllis quoted the book Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. "We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We got to go through it!"

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Laurel, her brother Jim, her stepbrother Jack, and her grandson Sean Michael Weston. She survived by her stepsisters Kathy and Patty and by her children Bill Talbot (Celia), Atlanta, GA, Dennis Talbot (Diane) Urich, Mo, Mary Talbot (Auto Anniss) Hamilton, New Zealand, Anna Weston (Sean), Kansas City, Mo, Tim Talbot (Jennifer), Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Elli, Matthew, Michael, Nicholas, Bryce, Andrew, and Emmett.

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