E. Ann Tallant, 86, died Saturday, January 2, 2021, in Shelbyville.
Funeral Mass is private for family and extended family. All others are invited to watch the live stream on the Jennings County Catholic Facebook page at 12 noon Saturday, January 9, 2021.
Ms. Tallant was a 1952 graduate of North Vernon High School, attended Indiana Business College, and worked at Muscatatuck State Hospital as an executive secretary. She retired in 2002 from Cummins Engine Company. Ms. Tallant was member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and participated in Democratic Women's Club, Daughters of Isabella, Legion of Mary, Red Hat Society, and card and game clubs for many years. She was granted the "Lay Person of the Year" award at the 105th Indiana Knights of Columbus Annual State Banquet meeting. She also served her church for many years and was named the St. Mary's Volunteer of the Year for her service to school, parish, and community in 2009. Ms. Tallant was a dedicated fan of both Purdue and IU sports and enjoyed playing euchre, among other games.
Born July 23, 1934, Ms. Tallant was the daughter of Edward P. and Lucille Miller.
Survivors include her sister, Dorine (Terry) May; brothers, Charles "Jug" and Paul J Miller; children, J.C. (Lee), Bryce (Marti), and William Tallant, Mary (Bob) Cross, Elise (Geoff) Wade, and Jenny Brown; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Tallant was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard F. and Edward J. Miller; and granddaughter, Andrea L. Tallant.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School.