Ronald Lamonte "Ron" Talbott, 59, beloved son, father, grandfather, and brother departed our world on Sept. 12, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born the son of Orton and Nancy Elving Talbott, Feb. 28, 1953, in Lindsborg.

Following family tradition, Ron was a painter in Wichita for many years. Ron was an avid KU basketball fan, enjoyed his garden, cooking on his grill, and spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was a gentle soul with a big heart who was eager to help whomever, as to forgive those who would betray.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, father, stepfather, and stepbrother.

Survivors include his mother, Nancy Johnston; daughter, Krystal; grandchildren, Rylee Anne and Preston; stepdaughter, Angela Henry; brother, Rick Talbott; several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The Ron Talbott Memorial Fund, c/o Emprise Bank.

Visitation with family present will be Friday, Sept. 14, from 6-8 p.m., and funeral services will be at1:30 p.m, Saturday, Sept. 15, both at Broadway Mortuary. Wichita. Committal services will be at 4 p.m. at Excelsior Cemetery, Marquette.

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