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May 3, 2014

Geraldine (Gerry) Pettus Trueman

Geraldine (Gerry) Pettus Trueman, 85, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at The Retreat in Rio Rancho, N.M., after a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Armine T. Pettus and J. Frances Hammond Pettus. Gerry graduated and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Indiana State University and taught Home Economics in Mecca and Rockville, Ind., as well as 27 years of Home Economics and Adult Education in Bradenton, Fla. She served as Past Worthy Matron of the Bradenton Eastern Star.

Survivors include a sister, Marian F. Pettus of Indianapolis; cousins and caregivers, Martha Spears Sweeney and Martha A. (Marti) Sweeney of Albuquerque, N.M.; a niece, Joni Pettus Gilmore of Noblesville, Ind.; nephews, Stephen L. Pettus, Edward L. Pettus, Jordan L. Pettus and John L. Pettus of Iowa, and David Pettus Rivera of California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Trueman; brothers, Richard A. Pettus and Edward L. Pettus.

Graveside services will be held at Roselawn Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. with the Reverend C.T. Wininger officiating. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Albuquerque 505-343-8008.

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