Andrew “Andy” Talley, 87, of New Athens, IL, formerly of Osage Beach, MO, born February 16, 1926 in Beaudry, Arkansas, died Friday, September 27, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Talley proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW2. He was a hospital administrator for 40 years, a life member of Rotary International, a member of several community Chamber of Commerce clubs and was also a lay minister. Andy loved to play music, especially the fiddle. He spent many hours singing and playing gospel and old time music with family and friends.
Mr. Talley was preceded in death by his parents, William Asa and Carrie (Howerton) Talley; his brothers and sisters; Walker, Raymond, Mildred, Millie, Marietta, William B., Jessie, Thomas, Rhoda E., Buster and Harry.
Andy is survived by his 3 daughters; Nancy (Dionicio Salazar) Talley of Memphis, TN, Anna (Steve) Mangin of Festus, MO and Chris (Earl) Armstrong of New Athens, IL; 3 grandchildren, Helen, Zachary and Amanda and 1 great grandchild; Jordan;
Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL
Funeral: Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September, 30, 2013 at at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL with Rev. James Ryan officiating. A committal service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Talley Cemetery in Jessieville, Arkansas.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements