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Kent Thomas Tallman

Kent Thomas Tallman, 71, of New Douglas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 at 12:20 a.m.

He was born Nov. 23, 1951, in Carlinville, to Thomas C Tallman and Joyce L. Lancaster Tallman.

He married Joeen L. Gaudio Tallman on Jan. 8, 1972 in Benld.

He was a pipe fitter and a horticulturist at Forrest Keeling Nursery.  He had Silver Creek Vineyards and Nursery.  Kent was a member of the IGGVA (Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association).

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, carpentry, bicycling and working in the vineyard.

He is survived by his spouse, Joeen Tallman of New Douglas; children, Tylie Stamer of Collinsville, Elena (Michael) Antoine of St. Louis, MO, Driscoll (Nida) Augustine of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, Thomas Stamer, Trent Stamer, Jethsy Antoine, Eli Augustine, Alina Augustine, Ayman Augustine; great-grandchildren, Adalynn Stamer, Charley Stamer and brother, Gregg (Becky) Tallman of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Keith Tallman.

Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Staunton. Burial was at New Douglas Cemetery, New Douglas.

Memorials are suggested to Plant A Tree or St. Paul United Church Of Christ.

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Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.