Mae Truster, 95, Iola, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola, surrounded by her family.
Mae was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Iola, the daughter of George Beaty and Myrtle (Conover) Beaty. She attended school in Iola.
On Aug. 7, 1937, Mae married Merrill Truster and they lived on a farm southwest of Iola for 63 of their 76 years of marriage. Merrill preceded her in death Nov. 4, 2013.
Mae was a homemaker all the years that they raised their daughters. She also worked at the Garden Shop and Daylight Donuts. She made birthday, anniversary, and wedding cakes for many years for family, friends, and many folks in the community.
Survivors include four daughters, Leona Reams and husband, Gene, Iola, Rowene Helwick and husband, Jimmie, Topeka, Violet Malson, Blue Springs, Mo., and Linda Boothe and husband, Fred, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill; one sister, Ruth Jeanmonod; one brother, Carl Beaty; son-in-law, Bill Brecheisen; granddaughter, Susan Brecheisen; and grandson, Timothy Gibson.
Mae was dearly loved by her family and will be greatly missed. She was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Salem United Methodist Church southwest of Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at Salem United Methodist Church southwest of Iola.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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