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Mildred L. Talbert

Mildred L. Talbert, 94, of Yorktown, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at her home in rural Yorktown.

Mildred was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Shelbyville, to the late Frank and Edna (Zimmerman) Kirschbaum. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1941. Mildred was a farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife. She had worked for Gaston Elementary School Cafeteria, Imperial Kitchen Cabinets and Pizza King. Mildred was a member of the Evangelical Church of Shelbyville and attended the Gaston United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, playing cards and word searches.

Mildred is survived by three children, Michael Talbert (wife, Carolyn) of Wetumpka, Alabama, Terri Adams (husband, Charles), of Yorktown, and Linda Herndon, of Yorktown; seven grandchildren, Jonathon Herndon, of Fort Wayne, Morgan Griffith (husband, Jacob), of Muncie, Charles Adams Jr., of Wisconsin, David Adams, of Wabash, John Adams (wife, Geri), of Ormond Beach, Florida, Tamara Payton (husband, Dain) of Wallsboro, Alabama, and Nicholas Beasley of Lake Worth, Florida; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Gracie.

Mildred was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Kirschbaum and his wife, Wilma Mae, and Frankie Kirschbaum, and his wife, Saundra; a son-in-law, Jeff Herndon; and former husband, Denzil Talbert.

Friends and family may gather to share and remember her from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, and also one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday at Gant Funeral Homes, Gaston Chapel, 109 W. Elm St., Gaston.

A funeral service to celebrate Mildred’s life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the funeral home. Pastor John Lutton will officiate.

Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be given to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice or IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center, both at 2400 W. University Blvd. Muncie, IN 47303.

Share a memory of Mildred and leave your condolences at www.gantfuneralhomes.com.

The Gant and Miller families are honored to celebrate Mildred’s life with her family and community.