Nila Truitt


March 6, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Nila Marie Truitt, 91, Iola, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Iola Nursing Center.
Nila was born May 14, 1922, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., the daughter of Houston and Margaret (Bearden) Russell.
On March 17, 1945, Nila married J.H. Truitt and they made their home in Arkansas until moving to Kansas in 1952. In 1960, they moved to Iola. She was a nurses aid and worked at Allen County Hospital before retiring. Mr. Truitt preceded her in death Dec. 8, 2011.
She was a member of Iola’s Church of Christ.
Survivors are her son, Gary Truitt, Russell; daughter, Phyllis Truitt, Springdale, Ark.; sister, Wanda Arnold, Searcy, Ark. and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, with visitation following the service. Graveside services will be at Evening Shade Cemetery in Sharp County, Ark. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola is in charge of arrangements.
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