Donna Talbott, age 80, of Kearney, NE, went to be with our Lord Dec. 30, 2019 after a brief illness.
Donna (Bechtold) Talbott was born March 20, 1939 to Edward and Katherine (Kost) Bechtold in Menno, SD. She spent her childhood growing up near Vermillion with her three sisters – Joann, Eleanor and Idella.
Donna married Jerry Talbott in May of 1954 and to this union three children were born – Douglas, Geraldine and Larry.
Donna had a love for drawing, books and art. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, making many unique things for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a designer’s touch which helped her turn an interesting find into a beautiful piece that she was proud to display in her home.
From her early years, Donna had a strong, unfailingly relationship with her Heavenly Father and was active in church wherever she lived. She passed that strong faith and trust in God along to her children.
Donna was preceded in death by her father, Edward Bechtold, her mother, Kate Bechtold and a nephew, Jeff Anderson.
Survivors include her sisters, Joann of Livonia, MI, Eleanor of Denver, CO and Idella of Tucson, AZ; a son, Douglas and wife, Linda, of Elk Point; a daughter, Geraldine (Jeri) Markee and husband, Rod, of Imperial, NE; a son, Larry and wife, Carrie, of Imperial, NE; grandchildren, Roman Powell, Cherie (Jeff) Rau, Brad Markee, Jessica (Trent) Framke, Nicholas (Rudi) Talbott and Tyler (Chelsey) Talbott; and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Paityn and Brandon Rau, Hailey, Harley and Hayden Markee and Alexander and Addison Fern.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.