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Austin United Methodist Church
Saturday January 15th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Memorial Service

Austin United Methodist Church
Saturday January 15th, 2022

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Jean I. Talmadge

Jean I. Talmadge “beloved mother, grandmother, and friend”

AUSTIN, Pa.---Jean I. Talmadge, 79, of Austin, passed away in her home with her loving family by her side, on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a short illness.
Born on Monday, September 21, 1942, in York, she was a daughter of Charles Romich and Mary Honsermyer. She married Carl Seifert who preceded her in death and later married LeRoy Talmadge who also preceded her in death.
Jean owned and operated the Costello General Store in Costello for many years.
She was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church, a member and past matron of the former Mecca Chapter # 217 OES in Austin and a member of Eulalia Chapter #148 OES in Coudersport where she currently served as treasurer. Jean enjoyed playing Bingo and reading. She loved traveling and going to the beach, but her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughters.
Left to cherish her memory are three children, Carla J. (Darren) VanWhy of Coudersport, Barbara J. Blymire of Shrewsbury, and John L. (Bev)Seifert of Loganville; three stepchildren and their families; two grandchildren, Robert William (Amy) Blymire and Cassandra J. (Joseph) Preston; three wonderful great-granddaughters, Olivia, Abby, and Sydney; a brother and a sister and their families; a sister-in-law, Iris Keibler of Export; many friends; and several special friends.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Jean was predeceased by a son, Barry Lee; and a brother.
Family and friends are invited to call from 12 noon to 1pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in the Austin United Methodist Church, Turner Street, Austin.
Members of Eulalia Chapter #148 OES will conduct a memorial service at 1pm on Saturday in the church.
Following the Eastern Star service, a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Todd Lamer, pastor of the Austin United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jean’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jean, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

In keeping with the Church’s philosophy in doing no harm, mask wearing is REQUIRED, as well as adhering to social distancing.


I am so lost without you.

Carla Jan 21 2022 8:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Talmadge

Terri Jan 14 2022 9:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Talmadge

TERRI SADOWSKI Jan 14 2022 9:42 AM

Mama Jean, you were my second Mom. You are so very loved & missed. Thank you for all the support & love you shared with me over the years. You took me for my drivers test. You were always willing to hop in the car and travel with me. I will miss your smile & laughter. Watch over us all. We miss and love you. Until we see each other again. ❤️🦋❤️

Cindy Buckingham Jan 14 2022 12:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Talmadge

Cindy Jan 14 2022 12:44 AM

Mama Jean, You will forever be missed. You were my second mom, travel partner, sister, and friend. You knew how to make people feel cared for & special. Thank you for always being a supporter, listener, but most of all my friend. My heart is broken but I know you are finally with those you love that left us too soon. Thank you for being a part of my life. Love, hugs, & prayers to your family. You will forever be loved and missed.

Cindy Buckingham Jan 14 2022 12:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Talmadge

Mama Jean, You will be missed dearly. You were like a second mom to me. So many memories from my youth, you were always there. I love you and will forever miss you smile & laughter. You are loved and I know you are watching over us. Love, hugs Jan 14 2022 12:33 AM

Jean was a special part of my life since I was a teenager. I worked for her from age 15 until I went to college. We lost touch over the years for a short time, but Facebook brought us back together. So many special memories, I will miss her dearly. Love you, Jean…..until we meet again ❤️

Lynda Charles Jan 9 2022 9:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Talmadge

Lynda & Dave Charles Jan 9 2022 9:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Talmadge

Pam & Brian Ruane Jan 9 2022 10:42 AM

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