Merrill E. Truster, 100, Iola, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola, surrounded by his family.
Merrill was born July 1, 1913, in Humboldt, the son of Charles N. and Virdie O. (Glenn) Truster. He attended school in Humboldt.
On Aug. 7, 1937, Merrill married Mae Beaty and they lived on a farm southwest of Iola for 63 of their 76 years of marriage.
Merrill was a retired LeHigh Cement employee, dairy farmer, Pet Milk Co. route driver, and a part-time employee of Western Auto.
Survivors are his wife Mae; 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.; one sister, Glennis Stillwell and husband, Earl, Corvallis, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, baby Wanda Truster, Edna Smith, Thelma Garner and Helon King; son-in-law Bill Brecheisen; grandson Timothy Gibson and granddaughter Susan Brecheisen.
Merrill was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed. He was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Salem United Methodist Church southwest of Iola.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, at Salem United Methodist Church.
Burial will at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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