Gertrude A. "Trudy" Neely
Gertrude A. "Trudy" Neely, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 1st, in Wichita. She was born March 4, 1943 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John W. and Veronica M. (Taylor) Keul. Growing up in Sharon, Trudy attended local schools and graduated from Sharon High School with the class of 1961. On June 28, 1963, she was married to Russell L. Neely in Sharon. The early years of their married life was spent in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, moving to Sarasota, Florida in 1979 and finally to Abilene, Kansas in 1987. She had been employed by Protective Home Life Insurance in Sharon, National Linen in Sarasota and owned and operated Neely Kennels in Abilene. Trudy enjoyed spending time with her grandson and attending concerts. She was a member of the National Greyhound Association and was preceded in death by her parents.
Trudy is survived by: her husband, Russell Neely; daughter, Susan Neely-Parker and grandson, Brandon Parker, all of Abilene and a brother John Keul of Greenhurst, New York.
The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Thursday, November 3rd, at the Danner Funeral Home , A 7:00 PM memorial service will follow at the Brethren In Christ Church with Rev. Dale Engle officiating. The family has chosen cremation to follow the memorial service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to the Brethren In Christ Church or the Elsie Brooks Cancer Fund. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.