of Batesville, AR
April 10, 1935 - April 11, 2023
Dorma Jane Menard Talburt, 88, of Batesville passed away on April 11, 2023. She was born in Batesville on April 10, 1935 to Dorman Ivan and Erlene Cleo (Wyatt) Menard. She graduated from Batesville High School in 1953 and attended Arkansas College. She married the love of her life, Jerry Dean Talburt, in 1955 and they had two children. Family was the center of her life. She loved the Lord and dedicated much of her time to the service of others as a charter member of 20th Street Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, treasurer and the church pianist. She helped her husband, Jerry, for many years in his real estate business as his secretary. She was also the secretary of Sulphur Rock School during the time her children attended there. Later in life she worked at Barnett Brothers Dept Store, Barbara's Fashions and The Children's Shop. She also volunteered at WRMC as a pink lady and at the Old Independence Regional Museum. Survivors include her daughter, Jeri Talburt Hudson of Batesville; son, Ernest Randolph ''Randy'' Talburt (Donna) of Batesville; five grandchildren, John Daniel Talburt Hudson of Tampa, FL, James Robert Hudson of Bodcaw, Dr. Caris Talburt Fitzgerald (Ryan) of Little Rock, Tabin Mills Talburt of Batesville, Shannon Renee Schilling (Peter) of Shreveport, LA; four great grandchildren, Hamilton Fitzgerald, Houghton Fitzgerald, Kennedy Fitzgerald all of Little Rock, Kingston Talburt of Batesville; three step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry Dean Talburt; brother, William ''Bill'' Menard and sister, Georgia Menard Kling. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm Friday, April 14, 2023 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00am Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Rev. Carly Davis and Rev. Bobby Womack officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dr. John Talburt, Dr. Dwight Talburt, Gene Talburt, Robert Powell, Andy Menard, Trey Smith, Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald and Kevin Kling. Honorary pallbearers are Melvin Smith and Bob Fitzgerald.Memorials may be made in her honor to 20th Street Missionary Baptist Church, 425 20th Street, Batesville, AR 72501 or the Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S. 9th Street, Batesville, AR 72501.
Jeri, so sorry I couldn't make the service for Dorma. She was a very special cousin to me. I will never forget the comfort Dorma Jane and you gave Polly ,Dan ,Cindy and me before Polly passed away. She was always so happy to see you two. God has Blessed you during this time, and your strong Faith will carry you through. ðŸ™â¤Love and Blessings for you and the Family.
I am so sorry to hear about Dorma. She was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with each of your families.
Dorma was such a sweet lady, and she always greeted us with a big smile when we saw her. My mom and dad certainly enjoyed their friendship with your parents. You were blessed with a wonderful mother and grandmother. May God bless you all with comfort and peace!
I was so sad to read of Dorma's passing - she and I worked together at Barbara's Fashions many years ago and she was such a kind and loving person and I was always so happy to see her smiling face - condolences to all her family - I know she will be missed by all of you but she is now enjoying her heavenly reunion with all her loved ones that have gone before - you were all blessed to have such a wonderful Christian lady in your lives (as you already know). Lila & Gordon Harmon & family
So sorry for your loss. Dorma was such a sweet lady. She will be missed. May God bless and be with her loved.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.Laura
She was such a nice person. Always kind and helpful. She had a good long life and touched many people. I wish I could be half the person she was.
You are all in my thoughts & prayers
I've known Ms Dorma my entire life. She was such a Christian example of how a lady who loves the Lord should be. From teaching Sunday School to playing the piano, you could always find her in her place on Sunday mornings.I will love and miss her always. Love you Ms Dorma (:
I fondly remember Mr.n Mrs. Talburt from 20th St. church. How lovely she played the piano and he lead the singing and prayers. They always greeted you with a smile and made you feel welcome as they were quick to speak about the Lord. I expect their rewards to be great. Bless the family and friends that trust to see them again.
Jeri & family I am so sorry for your loss. You had a sweet Mother & grandmother. May God bless & keep you in HIs care.