Anne M. Talbert, 95, born in Austria, devoted to family, loved to cook, sew and knit

Anne M. Talbert, 95, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away peacefully November 21, 2015. She was born in Austria on October 1, 1920.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Johann and Maria Michelitsch; three brothers, Franz Michelitsch, Gottfried Michelitsch and Richard Michelitsch and his wife Irma; and in 2004 by her husband of over 56 years, Jack.

Anne is survived by her brother, Tony Michelitsch and his wife, Mary. Also, her 4 children and spouses- Shirley Scruggs and husband, Jim of Miami, OK; Richard Talbert and wife, Sandy of Kernersville, NC; Patty Brown and husband, Charlie of Virginia Beach, VA; and Jack Talbert and wife, June of Reston, VA. Also to cherish her memory are her 6 grandchildren- Lisa Cook, Pam Villa, Susan Patterson, Christine Packard, Rich Talbert and Stephanie Goldsborough; along with 8 great grandchildren- Melissa, Kassie and Robert Herrera, Travis and Chelsea Patterson, Emily and Samuel Talbert, Charlotte Goldsborough and one more on the way; also nephews, Helmut Michelitsch, Rich Mitchelitsch and niece, Debbie Elmore.

Anne came to America in 1939 and lived in New York. There she met a Navy man, got married and they raised 4 children together. She was very supportive and proud of her husband’s Navy career and enjoyed the traveling, friendships and opportunities it gave them. She was truly devoted to her family; that was her life. She supported every activity, sporting event and hobby her children and husband had. She loved to cook for her whole family, and used her talents to sew, knit and crochet; her creations we still treasure today. When her husband retired from the Navy she spent many happy years traveling with him, spending time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren and walking the golf courses while he enjoyed his hobby with her.

After the passing of her husband in 2004, she spent the last chapter of her life at Marian Manor in Virginia Beach. She enjoyed all the many friendships with the residents and staff there. She called it her home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Marian Manor for their wonderful devotion and care and a special thank you to the nursing staff in her final months.

A service will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel on Sunday, November 29, 2015, at 2 p.m. with Keith Willyard officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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