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Lela M. Trueblood

June 10, 1932 — June 27, 2024

Lela Mae Trueblood departed this life surrounded by her family on June 27, 2024, in Scotland County, Missouri.  She was born on June 10, 1932 to Okla Lee and Bessie (Walker) Mathes in Scotland County, Missouri. Being one of ten children, Lela was the last of her generation to go to heaven.

Lela married Bob G. Trueblood on June 26, 1955, in Scotland County, Missouri, and the two had four children: Janet L. (Joseph Heptig), Carl G. (Rose Carlin), David K. (Lori Orf), and Randy D. (Kelly Meier). Lela was very proud of her nine grandchildren: Jillian Baldwin Kim (Hyeunmo), Angela Trueblood Cochran (Curtis), Diane Baldwin, Logan Trueblood, Chad Trueblood (Carolyn Thomas), Travis Trueblood (Megan Hatfield), Cara Trueblood Williams (Matthew)., Austin Cochran, and Kyndra Cochran. In her later years, it was the greatgrandchildren who delighted her: Logan Williams, Kyleigh Thomas, Bentley Trueblood, Evan Cochran, Addison Williams, Hallie Trueblood, Zander Cochran, Kale Trueblood, Emma Kim, and Sylas Trueblood.

Lela was known by many in the community as a long-time employee of Cook’s Men’s Store and then at the Scotland County Library, both in Memphis, Missouri. She was known for her sewing and alteration skills as well as her ready smile and gentle kindness.

Lela was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and their spouses, and her son-in-law, USAF Capt. Phillip Baldwin.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Cancer Fund in her memory and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Funeral services for Lela M. Trueblood, 92, of Memphis will be held Wednesday morning, 7/3, at 11:00 A.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Memphis Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Logan Trueblood, Chad Trueblood, Travis Trueblood, Austin Cochran, Curtis Cochran, and Hyeunmo Kim.  

Visitation is scheduled from 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, 7/03, at the Payne Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends until the time of service at 11:00

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Please sign the guest register.


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