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Cleophus "Cleo" Marie (Smith) Talley

November 20, 1922 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 97)


Cleophus “Cleo” Marie Talley age 97 of Garrett, IN died Friday, April 24, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor – Garrett, IN. Cleo was born November 20, 1922 in Garrett, IN to Carl Arlington and Dora Ethel (Barrone) Smith. She married George Arthur Talley on August 10, 1941 in Garrett, IN and he died December 17, 1989. Cleo was a homemaker and member of the Garrett Presbyterian Church, serving as the ruling elder and deacon. She was also a member of the Garrett Historical Society, Treasurer of the Sunday school for over 50 years, Ashley #229 Order of the Eastern Star, Tri-Kappa, GHS Alumni, serving as president for 3 years and president of the Garrett Hospital Auxiliary.

Cleo is survived by her son and daughter in-law: Steven and Sherrill Talley, Fremont, IN; daughters and sons in-law: Judy and Harold Werkheiser, Garrett, IN and Nancy and Jim Murphy, South Bend, IN; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 9 Great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: George Arthur Talley, parents: Carl Arlington and Dora Ethel Smith, 2 brothers: Buford C. “Boots”  Smith ; Delmar Smith; 3 sisters: Phyllis Hixson, Dorothy Brandmo; Eunice Sherrick and a grandson.

To maintain social distancing requirements, a drive through viewing will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN. 

 Visitors will be required to remain in their vehicles at all times.

A private family committal service will take place in Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN with Rev. William Haworth officiating.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are to the Garrett Presbyterian Church

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Drive Through Visitation
April 30, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738


Garrett Presbyterian Church
Garrett IN 46738

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