Marguerite Trusty, 98, of Blair, Nebraska, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery St., in Creston. Rick Titus will officiate. Open visitation will be before the service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday with the family receiving friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Marguerite Ruth Trusty, daughter of Thomas Rodger and Clara Blanche (Boyd) Griffiths, was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Lucas. She attended school in Newton before graduating from Creston High School in 1936. After graduation, Marguerite worked as a secretary for Phillips Petroleum at the Iowana Hotel in Creston.
On Sept. 2, 1939, Marguerite married Robert Lyon Trusty in Grant City, Missouri. After her marriage, Marguerite was a homemaker and housewife. In the early 1970s, she began working for Creston Medical Clinic as a receptionist. Robert died in 1980, and Marguerite continued working for several years until her retirement.
Marguerite and Robert served as officers at Burlington Northern Veteran’s conventions for several years and Marguerite was part of the Peppermint Angels, providing entertainment to residents of nursing homes in the area. She moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 2010, and when her health declined, she moved to Blair, Nebraska.
Marguerite is survived by her children, Patricia (Carl) Lobb of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and Thomas (Pat) Trusty of Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; sister Harriett Campbell of Des Moines; sister-in-law Lucille Griffiths of Illinois; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Robert; parents; brothers, Herman and Wendell Griffiths; infant sister Loicene Griffiths; daughter Jacque Trusty and granddaughter Elizabeth Thurman.