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Published: April 16, 2021

Joseph Edward “Joe” Telker, Sr., passed away April 11, 2021 at Southern TN Regional Hospital.  Joe was a native of Malden, MO and was a retired florist and locksmith. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Loretto, TN and a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus and is the current Grand Knight in Loretto #4947 Knights of Columbus.

Joe is survived by:

Wife: Judy Evans Telker

Son: Joseph Telker, Jr.

Daughters: Annette Berry and Felicia “Pete” Tilley

Brother: John B. Telker

Sister: Theresa Telker Glover

(7) Grandchildren: Tyler, Chris, Brice, Brady, Ashley, Jessie, and Joey III

 (10) Great-grandchildren


He was preceded in death by:

Parents: William Alonzo Telker, Sr. and Pansy Ione Goldsmith Telker

Brothers: Michael Telker and William Alonzo Telker, Jr.


There will be a Funeral Mass for Joseph at Loretto Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. There will also be a Memorial Mass in Missouri on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Malden, MO.


Greenhill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.