Dolly M. Talbott

Dolly Marie Talbott, 76, of Wabash Avenue, Belington, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Davis Medical Center in Elkins, following a brief illness. She had been in her usual health and her death was unexpected.

She was born March 10, 1937, at Junior, a daughter of the late Ralph and Geraldine (Swisher) Corley.

On Dec. 24, 1956, she was married to Milford Dale Talbott, who preceded her in death on April 15, 2004.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Goff and husband, Joe, of Buckhannon, and Terena Talbott of Belington; two sons, Ronald Dale “Rat” Talbott and wife, Debra, of Junior, Melvin R. Talbott and wife, Ellen, of Belington; one sister, June Delauder, of Belington; three brothers, Kenneth Neil Corley, of Proctor, Ralph Wayne Corley of Moundsville and Thomas Leon “Red” Corley of Bryans Road, Md.; eight grandchildren, Amanda Criss, Jonathan Goff, Jason and Brittany Talbott, Samantha Canfield, Sarah Richards, Danah Carpenter and Hannah Mallow; and 10 great-grandchildren, Miya, Alicia, Damian, Molly, William and Braelyn Criss, Daisy Canfield, Alette Goff, Carly and Jacob Richards.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Virginia Bertling; and by two brothers, Charles and Robert Corley.

Mrs. Talbott was a founding member of the Belington Emergency Squad, where she had served as an Emergency Medical Technician, as a volunteer and later as a member of the paid staff. She had also served as radio dispatcher for the city of Belington and along with her husband, owned and operated Ma and Pa’s Grub Wagon.

She had simultaneously served as president of the auxiliary of both the Belington Emergency Squad and the Belington Volunteer Fire Department.

She was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and was currently attending the Faith Deliverance Ministry Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in church activities, particularly their food distributions.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, from the Schoonover Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Avenue, Belington. Pastor Robert Ware will officiate and interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour on Tuesday.

Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.