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Sandra Ellen Talboom

January 30, 1939 — September 29, 2023

Sandra Ellen (Makuh) Talboom, 84, of Delphos, Ohio, died on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 3:30 PM at the Meadows of Delphos. Sandy was born in Van Wert, Ohio on January 30, 1939 to Mac and Mary Ellen (Walters) Makuh, who both preceded her in death.

She graduated from Van Wert High School in 1957 and Bowling Green State University.

On October 17, 1968, she was united in matrimony to C. Edward Talboom. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Shane Edward Talboom (Jolene); two grandchildren, Paige and Jacob. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Ann Eikenbary of Centennial, Colorado; a niece, Melissa (Eikenbary) Bissitt; a Nephew, Eric Eikenbary, both of Centennial; and a special friend, Turtle Eickholt.

Sandy taught for many years. First in Florida for 2 years and then Jefferson Elementary in Van Wert. She took a sabbatical when Shane was born. She returned to teaching 4th grade at Franklin Elementary for 35 years.

Sandy and Ed loved to travel. They enjoyed many cruises and bus trips. They always came home with new friends and a lengthened Christmas card list.

Services were held on Monday, October 2 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Delphos.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Delphos Community Christmas Project, C/O St. Peters Lutheran Church, 422 N. Pierce St, Delphos, Ohio 45833.

Online memorials may be expressed at

Arrangements were entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, Ohio.

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Monday, October 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St Peter Lutheran Church

422 N Pierce St, Delphos, OH 45833

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