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Larissa Marie Tallhamer, age 25, of Smyrna, Delaware passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 15, 2018.
She was born on October 27, 1992 in Dover, Delaware, the daughter of Joel and Joan Tallhamer of Smyrna.
Larissa graduated from Smyrna High School, class of 2011 and went on to graduate with her CNA from Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus in Dover, Delaware. She also graduated from Pressley Beauty Academy of Dover.
She was currently employed as a CNA at State Street Assisted Living and previously was employed by Courtland Manor Nursing Home, both of Dover.
Larissa had a genuine love and desire to care for the elderly. She enjoyed camping, crabbing, and spending time with her family, her pets, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gregory A. Berry; and her great grandfather, Stanley E. Berry.
Larissa is survived by her parents, Joel and Joan Tallhamer of Smyrna; her brother, Preston Tallhamer and his wife Kelly of Magnolia, Delaware; her grandmothers, Nell Marie Berry of West Virginia, and Janet Tallhamer also of West Virginia; her grandfather, Landis Tallhamer of West Virginia; her great grandmother, Jan Berry of Pennsylvania; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. She is also survived by her pets; her cats Bella and Nina, and her dog Harley.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 South Main Street in Smyrna. Memorial services will begin at 1 pm. A reception will be held for all those who attend at the Clayton Fire Hall following the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Larissa’s favorite charity, Choose JOY, 1360 Old White Oak Road, Dover, DE 19901.