Services for Edward Dale Talbott, 87, of Laddonia, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Laddonia, with Reverend Steve Goughner officiating.  Burial with full Military Honors provided by Laddonia American Legion Post 510 will be in Laddonia Cemetery.
   Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Mr. Talbott passed away at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico.
   He was born April 29, 1930 in Laddonia, the son of Roy Pearson and Caroline Ollie Phillips Talbott.
   He married Helen Garnett in 1951.  He later married Betty Branstetter on February 28, 1964 and she preceded him in death on February 24, 1994.
   Survivors include: four children, Marsha (Daniel) Spalding and Monica (Charlie) King, both of Monroe City, Melinda Gastler of Laddonia and one Jason (Samantha Masoner) Talbott of Liberty; seven grandchildren, Laura (Gerry) Maas of Palmyra, Lisa (LTC Joseph) Kling of Stuttgart, Germany, Betsie (Bobby) Betts of Bowling Green, Ryan (Lacey) King of Branson, Chad (Amy) Gastler of Maryville, Brad (Jenny) Gastler of Martinsburg, and Devon Talbott of Liberty; and fourteen great grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by: 1 brother, Donald Talbott; 1 sister, Francis Jo McCord and a special companion, Edwina Stanford.
   Mr. Talbott was a lifetime area resident and 1948 graduate of Laddonia High School.  He served his country in the United State Air Force from 1950 to 1953 and attained the rank of Airman First Class.  He worked as a farmer and truck driver.  He was a member of the Laddonia American Legion Post 510 for over 60 years. Mr. Talbott enjoyed bowling, playing pool, going to the stockyards, riding around to look at crops and traveling.  He was known by everyone and loved to socialize.  He with a few good friends formed the "Huh? What? Club".
   Pallbearers will be Ryan King, Chad Gastler, Brad Gastler, Gerry Maas, Bobby Betts, and Billy Stanford. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Vogt, Gary Flaugher, Nick Billman, Jim Talbott, Brian Erdel, and Jim Curtis.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home or the Laddonia Cemetery.
   Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.