FORT SCOTT — Trula Finley of Fort Scott died on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.
Trula Mae Waltermire was born Feb. 21, 1940, to Worth W. Waltermire and Jessie M. Waltermire in rural Erie.
She graduated from Grady Rural School and then Erie High School in 1957. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Neosho County Community College in 1959.
In 1959 she married Amos “Jim” Finley, who preceded her in death in 2007.
She is survived by her children, Terry L. Finley of Fort Scott, Teresa L. Kephart and her husband, Sam, of Austin, Texas, and Rebecca M. Davied and her husband, Mike, of Frontenac; four grandchildren, Aaron Finley, Cole Kephart, Kelsey Harshman and Khristen Dwyer; a brother, Jay Waltermire and his wife, Rita, of Garnett; and two sisters-in-law, Judy Waltermire of Glenmora, Louisiana, and Hazel Perry of Columbus, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Jim Finley; her mother and father, Worth and Jessie Waltermire; a brother, Jack Waltermire; and a sister, Treva Mears.
Trula enjoyed being outside on the farm helping her husband with livestock, gardening and walking daily. She walked over 4 miles a day since 1985. She always enjoyed a good game of pitch or kings corner. Family and friends have fond memories of time on the farm and enjoying a good visit, laughter and always a home-cooked meal.
Trula worked for the state of Kansas for 26 years helping elderly people as a supervisor and case manager. She retired in 2003. She will be greatly missed and is loved by many.
No service is planned at her request.
Memorials are recommended to Integrity Home Care + Hospice, Fort Scott, and Chanute Senior Center and may be left with or mailed to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.