LAKIN — Wilda Tallant, 79, of Lakin, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.
She was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Lakin, to Martin I. and Chloe F. Greeson Barnes. She graduated from Lakin High School.
Mrs. Tallant had been a lifetime resident of Lakin. A homemaker, she also worked mostly as a cook at USD 215 for 15 years.
On Dec. 23, 1955, she married Cletus Owen Tallant in Clovis, N.M. He died March 1, 1994. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brent Tallant; four brothers, Virgil, Vernon, Ralph and Daryl Barnes; two sisters, Vera Barnes and Vada McMichael; and a great-grandson.
Survivors include five children, Tim Tallant of Salina, Cleta Ridgway and Nora Jean Richter, both of Lakin, Sherry Coyne of Ardmore, Okla., and Bryant Tallant of Johnson City; a sister, Doris McMichael of Lakin; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Lakin. Burial will follow at Lakin Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorials are suggested to High Plains Retirement Village or the United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., Lakin, KS 67860.