Margaret B. (Cowden) Talley

Born: Mon., Sep. 3, 1928
Died: Sun., Jun. 12, 2016


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Margaret B. Talley, age 87, of Robinson, IL, died Sunday June 12, 2016 at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, IL, following several months of failing health.

Born September 3, 1928 in Emison, IN, she was the daughter of Grover and Blanche (Boone) Cowden.  On April 5, 1947 she married Warren D. Talley, and he preceded her in death November 3, 2002.

Margaret retired from her job as a caseworker for the Illinois Department of Human Services, Crawford County Office, Robinson, IL, in 1985.  She also worked as a secretary for Briggs Manufacturing and a secretary for L.S. Heath and Sons and attended the 1st Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Robinson, IL.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Ugo “Hokey” Del Costello, and Rhonda and Cliff Simpson; two grandchildren, Jessica Scott and Jonathan and Bri Simpson; a great-granddaughter, Makenzie Scott; a sister-in-law, Sharon Cowden; cousin and lifelong friends, Lawana and Earl “Tuffy” Maxwell, all of Robinson, IL, along with several other nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Warren D. Talley in 2002; three brothers, Ron Cowden, Artie Cowden and Ted Cowden and a sister, Lucretia Allen.

Funeral service will be Thursday June 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Rev. T.R. Akers and Pastor Amy Wharton officiating.  Visitation will be held Wednesday June 15, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will follow funeral services, in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the 1st Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Phoebe Correll
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
So sorry to hear about your Mother, very sweet person, thinking of you and your family.

Ann Goldman Liston
   Posted Mon June 13, 2016
Rhonda, I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I have not seen you for many years, but think of my class mates often. Take care,

Ann Goldman Liston

Marilyn King-Hoke
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
Rhonda and Sherry, Betsy and I are so very sorry on your mom's passing. She was an amazing lady..Hugs and prayers

Vivian Tracy
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
I am saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. I worked with her for 10 years at the Pottery in the office. She helped me with my very first job there. Two of us did not have a car and Margaret would pick Sharon Smith and me up and take us to work. When I was pregnant and would get sick, Margaret was the appointed person to drive me home. That little coupe she drove surely had a lot of miles on it. These are very pleasant memories of Margaret. I saw her very often over the years and we stayed friends. She was a gracious and beautiful lady. Always. I will miss her.

Teri Moore Allman
   Posted Tue June 14, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful Mother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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