Trula Redfern


August 20, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Trula Mae Redfern, 87, Iola, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.

Trula was born April 12, 1925, in Chanute, the daughter of Edmond R. and Flossie V. (Traylor) Carpenter. She grew up in Chanute.

In 1940, Trula married Paul D. Redfern and they made their home in Iola. She worked as a checker at her husband’s grocery store, for Head Start and helped her husband in a freight business, E.F.D. 

Mr. Redfern preceded her in death on June 17, 1985.

She is survived by a son, David Redfern and his wife, Elaine, Iola; a sister, Kathleen Kirchner, Chanute; two granddaughters, Angela Redfern, Manhattan, and Kandra Redfern, Iola; and three great-grandchildren, Heaven Wagner, Isaac McCullough and Kandrella McCullough.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bryan, daughter, Pamela Redfern, and grandson, Derek Redfern.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Iola under direction of Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at



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