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Obituary - Lucille Elnora Talkington O'Neill MacDonald

Lucille Elnora Talkington O'Neill MacDonald passed away at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham, AL at the age of 95 on March 10, 2016. Lucille was preceded in death by her first husband Clinton Lee O'Neill, her second husband Robert Ross MacDonald as well as her parents Edgar and Mary Talkington, her brothers Robert and Donald Talkington, her sons Roger Dean and Fred Randall O'Neill, and her grandsons Shawn Tyler and Bucky Daniel O'Neill. Lucille was born in Indianapolis, IN, on October 26, 1920, and attended Manual High School in Indianapolis. She worked as a homemaker, a teller at Joe Finnegan Theaters and at Irwin Union Bank in Columbus, IN. She resided in Columbus, IN; Atlanta, GA; and Mt. Brook, AL. She loved keeping in touch with her many friends and family, never missed sending birthday cards or a chance to go for a visit. She felt blessed to live such a long life, getting to travel to many states and foreign countries, cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team and attending many grandchildrens weddings and sporting events all across the country. In her younger years, Lucille was an avid horse woman riding in parades and horse shows in Indiana. She was currently a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mt. Brook, AL. Lucille will be fondly remembered by her son Danny (Shirley) O'Neill, step-children Bruce (Robin) MacDonald, Marcia (Craig) Jacobs and Sue (Barry) Darby, nieces Barbara (Merrill) Simmerman, Sherry (Ron) Shumate, and nephew Gary Zink. She will also be fondly remembered by her loving family in Birmingham who looked after and cared for all of her personal needs for many years: daughter- in- law Irene O'Neill , step-daughter Sue Darby, grandsons Kelby (Bradley) O'Neill and Kyler (Lane) O'Neill and her devoted neighbors Michael and June Adams. "Nana" was blessed with fourteen grandchildren and six step- grandchildren who were all the light of her life - Angela, Bailey, Brandon, Brett, Bryant, Bucky, Christopher, Clint, Cyndie, Kelby, Kelly, Kyler, Michael, Patrick, Robbie, Ross, Shawn, Ted, Teresa and Tim, twenty-four great- grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held in Homewood, Alabama, at the Ridout's Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Road, on Wednesday, March 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Calling will be held the following week in Columbus, IN at the Myers Reed Chapel, 3729 25 th. Street on Friday, March 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 26th from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to the Robert Ross MacDonald Scholarship College of Continuing Studies Dean's Office, Box 870388, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487; the Orphan Grain Train of Indiana, 209 Jackson Street, Jonesville, IN 47247; or, to the donors choice of charity. 

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