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4/17/2013 11:30:00 AM
Doris Talbot
Doris Talbot
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Doris Talbot

Doris (Potthoff) Talbot, 85, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Peru, passed away April 12, 2013, in Emeritus Assisted Living, Woodbridge.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mueller Funeral Home, Peru. The Rev. Kay Harding, pastor of Zion United Church of Christ, Peru, will officiate. Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral home.

She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Peru to John and Henrietta (Beutler) Potthoff. She married William R. Talbot on Sept. 17, 1950, at Zion United Church of Christ in Peru.

Mrs. Talbot was a graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School, was a homemaker and worked for the NewsTribune for more than 25 years. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ where she served as a Sunday school teacher. Along with her husband, she was active in Scouting and in Boy Scout Troop 11 in Peru. She was the caretaker for her brother for 12 years when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Survivors include her sons, Lt. Col. John (Betsy) Talbot of Indianapolis, Ind., and Hon. Gary Talbot and his wife, Maureen who was Doris’ caretaker, of Woodbridge, Va.; six grandchildren, Andrew, Patrick and Karen Talbot and Nicholas, William and Laura Talbot; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 26, 1979; her brothers, Ralph, Herman, Phillip, Robert, Leroy and Walter Potthoff and two in infancy; and her sister, Sally Hall.

Memorial donations may be directed to Zion United Church of Christ.

The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

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