In Memory of

Dorothy M. Talbott

November 10, 1924 - January 18, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Dorothy M. Talbott 95, passed away Saturday. January 18, 2020 at Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating.  Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, with Military Graveside Rites by the United States Navy Honor Guard and the Rockwell City Veterans Organization.  Visitation will be 4 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

     Dorothy is survived by her daughter Sandra Maulsby of Rockwell City; grandchildren, Diane (Justin) Pierce of Blountville, Tennessee, Chad (Heather) Maulsby of Rockwell City, Ron (Jamie) Maulsby of Rockwell City, Shelly Talbott of Rockwell City, Jeff (Stacy) Talbott of Lytton; 10 great-grandchildren, Jared, Brandon (Emily), Kristen, A.J., Hallee, SaraJo, Wesly, Jewel, Wyatt, and Gracie; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband John; son Mark Talbott; daughter-in-law Janet Talbott; son-in-law Noel Maulsby; her parents, James and Millie (MacDonald) Casey; two sisters, Edna Meyer and Helen Gorton; and brothers, Paul, Bernard and Gerald Casey.

     Dorothy Mae Casey Talbott was born November 10, 1924 in Elm Grove Township, near Sherwood, Iowa.  She attended Elm Grove No. 1 Country School and graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1942.  Dorothy attended Tobin Business College in Fort Dodge.  Following her education, she worked for the State Department of Social Services at the Calhoun County Courthouse in Rockwell City.  In December of 1944, Dorothy served in the United States Navy Women’s Reserve (WAVES) at Hunter College, Bronx, New York, Naval Training Station in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Electrician Training School in Detroit, Michigan during World War II.  She was honorably discharged on September 19, 1945.  On June 8, 1945 she was united in marriage to John K. Talbott at the Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan.  They lived in several places during their marriage including Hastings, Nebraska, LeMars, Fontana, California, Lake City, and Rockwell City.  Dorothy was a homemaker and mother.  She also worked at McCrary – Rost Hospital and Clinic, Credit Bureau, Hunt Truck Line, and finally worked as the Calhoun County Deputy Recorder for over 20 years until her retirement.  The couple enjoyed wintering in Rio Grande Valley, Texas for many years.  John passed away in 2012.  Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church, UMW, Calhoun Co. Historical Society, PAWS, and the American Legion Auxiliary.   

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Wednesday
January 22, 2020
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Anita Bane
Chad Maulsby
Ron Maulsby
Jeff Talbott
Jared Maulsby
Brandon Pierce
A.J. Maulsby
Wesly Maulsby
Wyatt Pierce

Honorary Casket Bearers
Diane Pierce
Shelly Talbott
Kristen Pierce
Hallee Maulsby
SaraJo Talbott
Jewel Talbott
Gracie Pierce
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday
January 21, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa
Military Rites conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard and
the Rockwell City Veterans Organization


Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 8:31 PM
“Sandy and family.... Your Mom was such a positive "force of Nature" , definitely part of the " lets get it done" generation... Thanks for sharing her with all of us.. Laura Feld”
- Laura Feld

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1:15 PM
“Deepest sympathy to you and your family, Sandi. I have many memories of your mom working @ the CC Courthouse with my Aunt Margaret--your mom was always so kind and patient with my sisters and me and genuinely interested in all our activities when we were growing up and through the years. A very special lady, indeed! ”
- Marcy (Albrecht) Burkhead

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:40 PM
“Dear Sandra and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your parents and visiting with them in Iowa or when they came to Ohio. Love, Holly and Scott”
- Holly Hancock

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12:57 PM
“Sandy, Sorry to hear about your mother. She lived a long and fruitful life. We will be keeping you and all the rest of the family in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Duf & Marty Buttolph

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:13 AM
“Shelly- May God keep her close to his heart and her soul rest in peace. May the love, kindness and memories you shared together comfort you during this time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. ”
- LaSonia Kimes

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:23 PM
“ Sandy, sorry for your loss. I remember her so well. ”
- Karen Osborne

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:48 PM
“She was a special lady.”
- Janet Lindstrom

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:28 PM
“We have lost a great lady. She will be missed.”
- Janet Lindstrom

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:18 PM
“Sorry to read of Dorothy's passing. I'll always remember John and Dorothy taking me to my first County Convention in 1958 when John was a candidate for Calhoun County Sheriff. John and Dorothy were "salt of the Earth people."”
- Lee Campbell

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:33 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Dorothy's passing. She was a very loving friend. June and Jerry McGowan”
- June McGowan

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:59 AM
“Sorry to hear of Dorthys passing. May her memories sustain you and you always feel her love. Bill and Julie Hiler”
- Julie Hiler

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM
“Sandy, I am sad for you and remember how your mom helped with our 4-H club. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead as you remember the times you were able to enjoy with her. Coleen (Hildreth) Myers”
- Coleen Myers

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 6:40 PM
“Sandy - sorry about your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.”
- Ron and Kathy Lyle

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 5:15 PM
“We are saddened to hear of your loss. Dorothy was an unforgettable lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Mark & Dawn Williamson

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4:21 PM
“Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with Dorothy while she resides at Sunny Knoll. May she Rest In Peace ”
- Marilyn Thompson

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4:21 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Dorothy was an amazing lady. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Becky Mohr”
- Rebecca Mohr

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