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Lena Pearl Truster

August 27, 1940 — August 22, 2021

Lena Pearl Truster

Lena Pearl Truster of Midway, Tx went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 22, 2021. She was born the youngest of twelve children on August 27, 1940 to Stoddard Franklin Bridgman and Rosa Mabel Zuspann in the Woodland Community, Missouri, both deceased. She was raised in Palmyra, Missouri where she met and married her life-long partner of sixty-two years, Billy Edwin Truster, on October 25, 1958. In 1960 they purchased a farm near Hannibal, Missouri where they raised their five children.

Lena worked as a bookkeeper in various companies in the Hannibal area and ultimately opened her own accounting and tax practice while attending Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. In 1978 at age of thirty-seven and with children between the ages of thirteen to eighteen, she graduated second in her class with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics and then became a CPA. In 1981 they moved to Houston, TX during a depressed job market in Missouri and while Texas experienced the oil boom. They moved to the Conroe, Texas area in 1985, and Lena established her own tax and accounting practice. In 1999, they established their retirement home near Midway, Texas. Lena enjoyed spending many hours and travels with genealogy.

Lena is survived by her husband, five children and one stepson. Her children are Beverly Sue Cordray (John) of Conroe Texas, Tracy Ellen Hammond (Tod) of Blanco Texas, Thomas Edwin Truster (Kim) of Palmyra Missouri, Rose Ann Dickey (Buddy) of Midway Texas, and Teddy Joe Truster (Joanetta) of Hannibal Missouri and her stepson, Robert Wayne Miller of Madisonville Texas. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

Lena is preceded in death by her parents and her eleven siblings, Raymond Bridgman, Elsie Proudfoot, Wanda McKinney, Glenn Bridgman, Emma Paugh, Joseph Bridgman, Robert Bridgman, Benjamin Bridgman, Nadine Schriener, Joshua Bridgman, Enoch Bridgman and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 PM, Friday, August 27, 2021 at Elwood Baptist Church, 14778 OSR Midway, TX 75852 with Reverend Glenn Connor officiating. This would have been her eighty-first birthday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.

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Memorial Service

Friday, August 27, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Elwood Baptist Church

14778 Osr, Midway, TX 75852

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