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Betty Tallman

March 11, 2023



Betty Tallman age 85, died unexpectedly, March 11th 2023 at her home residence, Moberly.

She was born July 25th 1938 at Cass, Arkansaw.  Betty was the daughter of Clarence and Pearl Kelly/Kilgore residences of Moberly, Mo. The Kilgore family had 5 siblings:  Christine, Ken, Terry, Betty, and Jerry Kilgore.

Betty Tallman was one of the very…very best mom’s you could ever have known!

Betty Tallman was a House Wife & Care Taker of 3 kids that were aprox 1 year apart in age.  Betty was dedicated to her children with so much love and responsibility on her hands to manage by herself.  Grocery shopping, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, school events, school sport events, and summer camps.  She always supported taking all 3 kids to their 4-H meetings, 4-H project meetings and to the local 4-H Huntsville Fair every year to competition events for blue, red, or white ribbons for their projects. Betty became a 4-H leader for several years holding a sewing class for girls of all ages.  Oldest daughter Debbie took local Huntsville and Missouri State Fair.  She active top blue ribbon of Missouri State on her sewing 4 years out of 6 years. Daughter Debbie got to model her dress with in her first year in 4-H at the age of 12 years old at the State Fair in Jefferson City, Mo.  Debbie was so grateful to have a mother to teach her these very important life skills.  Betty was also a good cook. All 3 kids would sing her a song.  “Hay Good Looking …What You Got Cooking …How About Cooking Something Up for Me” Kids love doing this for her.  Betty just loved it and was tickled pink.  There wasn’t a day that went by that she made sure her kids had all their needs met.  Betty raised her kids in Clifton Hill, Mo on a farm.  She had no time or took no time for herself and was completely dedicated to raising her children. Betty was such a hard worker; she planted a garden every year for the family food budget to keep cost down.  Father: Bob Tallman was gone most of the time doing other things, at work or out of town as a crane operator.  Betty took a job at a clothing factory in Salisbury, Mo. and worked there for several years.  Debbie was 12 yrs. old and took the responsibly of watching her two brothers Keith and Randy until Betty arrived home after school. Betty Tallman saved her money up to put a down payment on some property in Huntsville, Mo. right on Hwy 24.  This property had a running Mobile gas station, garage along with back acreage that was upgraded into a trailer park.  Family moved from Clifton Hill, into this new trailer park called Tallman’s Trailer Park …when it completed.  This property was connected to Westran High School property line.  All 3 kids were able to walk to the high school and enjoy lots of school events, sports events going on all the time.  Parents’ divorce in 1975.  Betty moved into Riley’s trailer park, then eventually to Moberly, Mo. where she lived her life out. Debra moved out of state in 1980 and Keith and Randy Tallman her 2 sons helped her out with her needs.

Surviving Kids and Grandkids:

Born: 1956 Debra Mechelle Tallman/Eliot – lives in Seattle, Washington with 2 children and took in 2 additional adopted children into her family.  Debra has extended grandchildren ...through the adopted kids she has they had other brothers and sisters totaling 25 great and grandchildren in total.

Born: 1958 Bobby Keith Tallman – lives in Huntsville, Missouri surviving 1 child and took in 3 additional adopted children into their family.

Born: 1959 Randall Joe Tallman – lives in Huntsville, Missouri surviving 2 children.

Betty Tallman’s Memorial Services:

Memorial Service of remembrance will be held on April 6th 2023 time 6:30 PM / Memorial Service will start at 7:00 PM.  Location will be held at the Memorial Park Cemetery at Business 36 North / Morley St. Mo. 65270.  Betty Tallman wishes was to be cremated and family has decided to do a burial urn on top of her mother’s grave Pearl Kilgore.

This will be a public invite to all and for those who wish to remember Betty Jo Tallman in a very special way are welcome to come that knew her.

Betty’s brother - Retired Pastor - Jerry Kilgore with his daughter Valery attending will sing a song for Betty.                                                                                                                                              Betty’s daughter - Ordained Reverend - Debra Mechelle Tallman/Eliot attending with family.   
Betty’s son - Keith Tallman, will be helping facilitating and honoring Betty Tallman’s life at the Memorial Park Cemetery grave site with this memorial service. ..

Obituary - Was Done By:  Debra Mechelle Tallman/Eliot, Rev., HON.D.D.D., CNHP, ECP   (Ordained Reverend of Ministry License, Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, Certified Natural Heath Professional, Emotion Code Practitioner)

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