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Gertrude V. "Trudy" Wainman

March 26, 1931 January 27, 2020
Gertrude V. "Trudy" Wainman
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Obituary for Gertrude V. "Trudy" Wainman

Obituary for Gertrude V. “Trudy” Wainman
Gertrude V. Wainman, 88, formerly of Edwardsport, IN, passed away January 27, 2020 at home in Sonora, CA. Trudy was born March 26, 1931 in Edwardsport, IN the daughter of Norman and Estel Ficus Everett. She was a 1949 graduate of Edwardsport High School and began a varied career. She married Ralph Alton in 1949 and the marriage ended in 1965. She was blessed with children from the marriage, a daughter, Peggy and a son Ralph Jr. who passed away the day after his birth. She moved to northern Indiana and returned to Edwardsport in 1966. She married John B. Wainman in 1967 and they made their life together until his death in 1995. She moved to Sonora California in 2011 and then to Jamestown, CA in 2012 with her daughter, Peggy. She formerly worked as a dental assistant, physician’s assistant, veterinarian assistant and became Executive Director of Mental Health for Knox County. She also served as guardian for Karen Archer. She held memberships in the Edwardsport United Methodist Church, Edwardsport Rebekah Lodge-IOOF, American Legion Auxiliary, Indiana Business and Professional Women Foundation where she served as Past President. She was nominated and accepted b Who’s Who World Wide in 1993.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Florence, and her husband Willie of Sonora, CA, granddaughter, Maqueda Williams of Sonora, CA, Great Grandson’s, Gavin, Iain, and Colin Williams of Sonora, CA. She is also survived by a brother and sister in law, Don Everett and his wife Janet of Camby, IN, and a sister, Shirley Beaman of Monroe City, IN. She will be missed by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many people she considered family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Wainman, a grandson, N’gai Florence, her parents, a brother R. Merlin Everett, sisters, Lucille Wainman, M. Mavorine Strahle and M. Maxine Yagle.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday February 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel with Pastor Debbie Payne officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, John B. in the Edwardsport IOOF Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 PM to 5 :00 PM on Sunday February 2, 2020 and prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the John B. Wainman Scholarship Fund. Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel is honored to assist the Wainman family during their time of loss.

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Visitation

Sunday

2

Feb

2:30 PM 2/2/2020 2:30:00 PM - 5:00 PM 2/2/2020 5:00:00 PM
Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel

118 N Washington St
Bicknell, IN 47512

Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel
118 N Washington St Bicknell 47512 IN
United States

Funeral

Monday

3

Feb

1:00 PM 2/3/2020 1:00:00 PM
Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel

118 N Washington St
Bicknell, IN 47512

Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel
118 N Washington St Bicknell 47512 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Edwardsport IOOF Final Resting Place

Edwardsport, In

Edwardsport In
United States

Memorial Contribution

John B. Wainman Scholarship Fund

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