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Allyne Frances Talkmitt

September 1, 1928 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Allyne Talkmitt Obituary

Allyne Frances Talkmitt, 95, of Wilson, passed peacefully from this earth into her eternal home April 1, 2024.

Viewing will be 11:00 am – 6:00 pm followed by a visitation, 6-7:00 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Englunds Chapel in Slaton. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 am Thursday, April 4, 2024, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wilson with Pastor David Rohde officiating. Graveside services will follow at Green Memorial Cemetery in Wilson. Arrangements are under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service in Slaton.

Allyne was born September 1, 1928, in Thorndale, Texas, to Hugo and Adele Wuensche. She was baptized September 16, 1928, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale and confirmed March 29, 1942, at St. Paul Lutheran in Wilson. When she was 11, the family relocated to Wilson to farm. Allyne met Jeff Talkmitt in Wilson and they married April 8, 1951. They were married for 63 years and had three children: Doyle, Barbara and Brenda. Jeff suffered a stroke in 1962 which left him paralyzed on his left side. Allyne served as his main caretaker until his passing on January 28, 2015.

Allyne was the matriarch of her family, the last surviving member of her generation. Lovingly called “Grandma” by her eight grandchildren, she was the epitome of the name. During the summers she often kept all eight of them, sometimes overnight. The next morning would consist of a giant pot of Malt-O-Meal with buttered toast cut into three slices. When they asked her for permission the answer was always, “Well, yes.” The popsicles, ice cream cones, and shenanigans were endless. A family member can be quoted as saying, “If you asked your Grandma if you could burn the house down, she would hand you the gasoline and the match.”

Allyne kept her drivers license through the age of 90 and lived by herself in her country farmhouse until the age of 92. During their later years, she and her younger sister and neighbor, LaVerne, loved their weekly foray into town to go shopping. She was a lover of all animals big and small, Dr. Pepper and chocolate ice cream, a terrible liar, and a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Her blue eyes sparkled when she laughed and her kind voice was a comfort to many. For many years, she recorded daily events on her calendar including the weather and who called or stopped by to visit. She was an excellent seamstress and cake decorator and made many Easter dresses, stuffed animals, birthday cakes for her grandchildren, and wedding cakes for her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her two sisters whom she loved dearly, Mildred Schafer and LaVerne Heintze, her brother, Bill Wuensche, and her son-in-law Jimmy Dunn. 

Allyne’s loving memory will be carried on by her son, Doyle and wife, Verna; daughter, Barbara Dunn; daughter Brenda Dunn and husband, Randy, all of Wilson; her eight grandchildren, Jennifer and Daniel Clark; Heath and Danielle Talkmitt; Chance and Chelsea Talkmitt; and Jacob and Coral Dunn, all of Wilson; Jayson Dunn of Slaton; Jaycee and Jeff Seay of Lovington, New Mexico; Kori and Chris Knappe of San Angelo; and Kristen and Evan Koesler of Arlington. Her legacy is also carried on in her 14 great-grandchildren who knew her as “Grapey Grandma;” Trent, Tanner, Casen and Kinley Clark; August and Asher Talkmitt; Holden and Harrison Talkmitt; Hadley and Charli Seay; Callen and Kyle Knappe; and Jake and Luke Koesler.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sharla Loosli and Ashley Heintze who have helped take care of Allyne and loved her as their own over the last several years. The services and kindness of Kim and Heather with Hospice of the South Plains are also appreciated by the family.

 Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 136, Wilson, Texas, 79381.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Englunds Chapel

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 4, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wilson

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
April 4, 2024

Green Memorial Cemetery

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