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Obituaries - Talitha Riser

from Macomb Daily Journal

Talitha Elizabeth Riser, formerly of Colchester and Tennessee, died at 10:48 A.M. Monday, December 24, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born March 21, 1915, in Bolivar, Mo., to Charles and Florence (Parrack) Barrett. She married Willis E. Riser Sept., 1, 1932, at Kahoka, Mo. He died Sept., 9, 1973.

She is survied by one Son, Sylvester (Laura) Riser of Monmouth; three daughters, Linda (Rodney) Higgins of Plymouth, Sharon (Larry) Foulk of Tennessee, and Bonnie Walton of Plymouth; one daughter-in-law Joan Riser of Duxbury, Mass; 12 grandchildren; 22great-grandchildren;and eight step-grandchilden.

She was proceded in death by her Parents; one Son Capt., Jerome Riser U.S.M.C.,one brother Roscoe Barrett, two sisters, Irene Millington and Lily Fountain.and a Infant grandson.

Mrs. Riser worked as a LPN at St.Francis , Phelps, andMcDonought District Hospital. She retired in 1973. She served as a Camp Nurse at Boy and Cub Scouts Camps. She was a member of Tennessee Household Science Club and Colchester First Christian Church.

Services were held at 2:00 P.M. Friday December 27, 2001 at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Burial was in Friendship Cemetary in rural Tennessee.

Contributed by Sharon Kay Foulk