Robert Tallent

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BUSHNELL - Robert "Bob" Tallent, age 71, of Bushnell, Ill., passed away at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1941, in Marietta, Ill., to Roy W. and Leatha F. Paul Tallent. He married Janet Ault in Bushnell, Ill., on Sept. 10, 1961.

Bob is survived by three daughters, Sue Ellen Tallent and Rhonda Kaye (Todd) Tallent-Carnes, both of Milan, Ill., and Tonia Ann (Daren) Tallent-Osborn of Quincy, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by one brother, Larry (Nancy) Tallent of McLean, Ill.; one sister, Anna Winchell (Dave Burton) of Bushnell, Ill.; two nieces; two nephews; and five great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sandra; and one great-grandson.

Bob enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening and canning and spending time with family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Bushnell United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Ill. Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Bushnell Fire & Rescue Squad.

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Martin-Hollis - Bushnell
771 North Crafford  Bushnell, IL 61422
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 30, 2012