She was born in Sullivan Co., May 31, 1924, the daughter of Ross Secrest and Alice Pearison Secrest;
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Steven Talpas in 2003; two brothers, Walter and Herman Secrest; and one grandson, Alfred Gene Griffith.
Survivors include two sons; Steve D. Talpas of Dugger and Walter Eugene Talpas of Dugger; one daughter, Dorothy Griffith (Alfred) of Dugger; two sisters, Edith Bohnert of Jasonville, and Gladys Harris (Ray) of Indianapolis, IM; seven grandchildren, Carol (Mark) Archer, Steven (Angie) Talpas, Kathy (Mel) Duckworth, Tammy (Rick) Pigg, Sherry (Ray) Morrison, Todd (Crissy) Talpas, Holly ( Michael) Gamble, 13 great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Pastor Steve Talpas, and Pastor Steve Mosier officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday.