Edith Evona Tallman (nee Edgell), 95, of Vermilion, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness.
Evona was born May 13, 1917, at Kedron.
She had been a Vermilion resident since 1954. Evona worked as a nurse's aide for nursing homes, home health care and as an aide to various individuals. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Vermilion. Evona had been a volunteer for the Second Harvest Food Bank, and she loved going to rummage sales.
She is survived by her sons, Roger (Sue) Tallman of Monroeville, Ohio, Gary (Nadyne) Tallman of Elyria, Ohio, Freddie L. Tallman of Vermilion, Ohio, and Lynn E. (Diana) Tallman of Vermilion, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Pat Bombac, Beth Alheit and Lynne Dowell; and 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild; and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson V. Tallman; second husband, Myron "Bud" Alheit; parents, Earl and Dora (nee Whetherhult) Edgell; sons, Edgel Wayne and Wilson V. Jr. Tallman; sister, Marie Mills; brothers, Verl and Larry Edgell; one great-granddaughter and one great-great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. at Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St. Vermilion, Ohio. Pastor Jamie Stewart will officiate. Friends may also call Friday, Feb. 8, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, 95 S. Kanawha St. in Buckhannon from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church Ladies Sunday School Class, 6716 West River Road, Vermilion, Ohio, 44089 or the Tallmansville Fire Department, Washington District Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 115, Tallmansville, WV 26237. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.