The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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October 1, 2010

Trula Cain

LAMAR, MO — Trula Enola Cain, age 90, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Trula was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Latimer, Kan. She was the daughter of Lillian (Sutherland) and Otto Theel. She was a resident of Lamar for over half her life. After graduating from Emporia High School in 1938, Trula attended the College of Emporia and then graduated from Newman Memorial County Hospital in Emporia with an R.N. degree. She was united in marriage with Alvin Russell Cain on Christmas day, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. He passed away July 10, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Lillian Theel; her brother, Edwin Theel, of Emporia, Kan.; her sister, Berniece Gray of California; and her granddaughter, Lauren Beth Selvey. Trula was very involved in her community. She was a Girl Scout leader in the 1950s and helped organize the Lamar Girl Scout Day Camp. She was a 4-H leader in the 1960s. As a 30 year member of Barton County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, she created and donated flower arrangements for their gift shop to sell. Trula also taught procedures classes for the aides at BCMH in the 1950s and organized and trained the Candy Stripers at BCMH in the 1960s and 1970s. Trula was a Lamar City Park Board member for 23 years, eight of which she served as secretary. Her great love for animals prompted her to organize the Barton County Humane Society for which she served as president for over 25 years. Trula was a member (and past president) of P.E.O. Chapter EP for almost 50 years. She was a member of the Lamar Country Club, a women's bowling league and a member of the Ladies¹ and a Couples¹ Bridge Club. Trula was a breast cancer survivor (1964) and helped many struggling with the disease. Trula was honored on several occasions being named the Beta Sigma Phi "Woman of the Yea" in 1978, the Business & Professional Women's "Woman of the Year" and the Republican Women's "Woman of the Year." Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Alderson and friend, Ed Cooper, of Sunrise Beach, Mo., Marilyn and husband, Robert Selvey, of Lamar, and Karen and husband, Max Simmons, of Lamar. She was also blessed to have three grandchildren, Kara and husband, Lee Eggerman, Matthew Simmons and Sara Simmons; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Don Theel, of St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Lamar United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church or Barton County Humane Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online at www.danielfuneralhome.net

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