Richard Floyd Tallman
Richard Floyd Tallman, age 71, of 26 West Main Street, Shiloh, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Med Central Mansfield Hospital.
Dick was born May 13, 1935 in Cheybogan, Michigan and was a 1954 graduate of Shelby High School. After being honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1956, he attended Andrew Barber College in Toledo, moving to Shiloh in 1962 to set up Dick’s Barber Shop. Shortly thereafter, he founded the Tallman Agency, selling insurance and real estate. In 1985, Dick began his career as a corrections officer with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 2001 from Mansfield Correctional Institution as a supervisor of occupational penal industries. He was actively involved in the Shiloh community as a member of the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church where he served on council and in the choir. A village councilman for many years, Dick retired this past week as president of council. He was a member of the Shiloh Grange, Shelby and Shiloh Masonic Lodges, Shelby Clover Leaf Dance Club and was a past member of the Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department. Dick was proud of his Native American heritage as he was a member of the Chippewa Tribe of Sioux Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was an avid collector of Model A automobiles.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Workman) Tallman, whom he wed on October 27, 1956; a son, Douglas Tallman and Minnie Hunt of Greenwich; a daughter, Angela and Lanny Seaman of Shiloh; 6 grandchildren, Heather Tallman, Jason Tallman, Lance Seaman, Tyler Seaman, Logan Seaman, and Riethie Hunt; a great grandson, Hunter Shepherd; Step brothers and step sisters. He was preceded in death by his father Floyd Tallman, his mother Anna (Tober) Tallman Hopton Hargis, Step Fathers, Homer Hopton and John Hargis.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby and also from 10-11 AM Wednesday at the Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM at the Church with Rev. John Wanamaker officiating. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery on Bowman Street Road. Memorial expressions may be made to Mt. Hope Lutheran Church.