Wilda Tallant, 79 of Lakin, Kansas died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. She was born August 31, 1934 in Lakin, Kansas the daughter of Martin I. & Chloe F. (Greeson) Barnes.
Wilda has been a lifetime resident of Lakin, Kansas. She attended Lakin schools and graduated from Lakin High School. On December 23, 1955, she married Cletus Owen Tallant in Clovis, New Mexico. A homemaker, Wilda also worked mostly as a cook at USD #215 for fifteen years. She was a member of the Lakin United Methodist Church; the VFW Auxiliary; and T.O.P.S. Wilda enjoyed having coffee with her friends, playing cards, bingo, cooking, and baking.
Survivors include five children Tim & wife Carolyn Tallant of Salina, Ks., Cleta & husband Jeff Ridgway of Lakin, Ks., Sherry & husband James Coyne of Ardmore, Ok., Bryant & wife Leonia Tallant of Johnson, Ks., and Nora Jean & husband Randy Richter of Lakin, Ks.; a sister Doris McMichael of Lakin, Ks.; nine grandchildren; and twenty one great grandchildren. Wilda is preceded in death by her husband who died on March 1, 1994. She is also preceded in death by her parents, a son Brent Tallant; four brothers Virgil Barnes, Vernon Barnes, Ralph Barnes, & Daryl Barnes; two sisters Vera Barnes and Vada McMichael; and a great-grandson.
Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013 at United Methodist Church in Lakin, Kansas with Rev. Tod Anthony officiating.
Interment: Lakin Cemetery
The family requests memorials given to High Plains Retirement Village or to the United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund both in care of Garnand Funeral home of Lakin, Kansas.