Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman

Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman, 63, a lifelong resident of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness.

Geneva was born Sept. 25, 1950, in Pennsboro, W.Va., a daughter of the late Olin and Margaret (Grose) Rexroad.

She graduated from Pennsboro High School with the class of 1968. After graduation, Geneva began working at the former Laura Mae Life of Pennsboro, and later joined the former Economy Industries of Harrisville, before becoming a homemaker after the birth of her daughter. She was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she served as the secretary/treasurer of the Builder’s Class. Geneva has also served as the treasurer for the Pennsboro Alumni since 1997, and greatly enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jean Tallman of Pennsboro; sister, Rebecca Props (Jim) of Pennsboro; nephews, Adam Props of Pennsboro, David Smith of Harrisville, and Jason Smith of Newport, Ohio; nieces, Kayla Props of Parkersburg, Sheri McDonald of St. Marys, W.Va.; two great-nieces; brother-in-law, Darrell Tallman (Linda) of Vienna, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Donna Summers of Newport, Ohio; and her only surviving aunt, Evelyn Doll of Pennsboro. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Emerson “Frankie” Tallman in 2005; along with several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with the Pastors Kelly Martin and Bill Durst officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Joseph’s Mills, W.Va. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made to the Ritchie County Humane Society, 2220 Pullman Road, Harrisville, WV 26362.

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