Share |

Mae Truster

mugshot

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.

OBITUARIES

Donald Franklin

thumb

Donald L. Franklin, 85, Frontenac, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at his residence in Frontenac. Donald was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Walnut, a son of Lloyd and Elvina (Goff) Franklin. Donald worked in the chicken plant in Iola in 1961, and met and married Lois Marlene... [More]

Don Murray

thumb

Donald Edward “Don” Murray, 83, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Don was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Piqua, the son of Alvin L. and Elizabeth Theresa (Bux) Murray. He attended St. Martin’s Grade School in Piqua and graduated... [More]

Homer Payne

thumb

Homer D. Payne, 81, of Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.Homer was born April 29, 1935, in rural LaHarpe, the son of George Albert and Hazel (Colgin) Payne. The family moved from LaHarpe to a farm southwest of Colony where he grew up.... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Justice comes to town

thumb

F ive candidates will be on the Nov. 8 ballot who cannot, by law, campaign for office. They are Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justices Marcia Luckert, Dan Biles, Carol Beier and Caleb Stegall. On Tuesday, Nuss and Luckert will be in Iola to meet not only... [More]

Summit packs a punch

thumb

Allen County’s first-ever “Poverty Summit” on Thursday drew roughly 40 representatives who work with organizations, agencies or groups that provide charitable services in Allen County. Attendees heard a number of stories about the trials struggling families... [More]

Finding the funny in the American Western

thumb

There’s a certain type of American male for whom the Hollywood Western acts upon his system like a comfort food. It’s consolingly basic, composed of the same ingredients every time, and is — aside from a handful of artful exceptions — relatively easy to... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Mustangs can’t slow powerful Chargers

thumb

Iola High’s Mustangs made improvements from a week ago, but not enough to match up with one of the elite teams Kansas high school football has to offer. Santa Fe Trail beat Iola, 46-10. The Chargers took it to the Mustang defense by pounding 4A’s leading rusher... [More]

THE GAUNTLET: Mustangs face Pioneer League power Santa Fe Trail

thumb

Going into the season, Iola football coach Doug Kerr knew which two-week stretch was going to be the toughest test for his Mustangs. They are currently in the midst of it.The reason why Wellsville and Santa Fe Trail pose such difficult challenges in back-to-back weeks isn’t... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription