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Delzine Trautman

Friday, May 18, 2007

Delzine Trautman, 81, of Sweet Springs, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs, with William W. Harlow officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Sean Trautman, Thomas Trautman, Wyatt Trautman, Caleb Trautman, Quintin Trautman and Will Fain. Memorials may be made to I-70 Medical Center Bench Fund.

Born May 26, 1925, in Emma, she was the daughter of the late Amos Steinkuehler and Adelia Meyer Steinkuehler. On August 26, 1949, in Sedalia, she married Edgar "Phil" Trautman, who preceded her in death on June 13, 1997. She had lived in the Sweet Springs area most of her life, where she was a member of Sweet Springs Presbyterian Church, a 1942 graduate of Sweet Springs High School, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. During World War II, she worked for Boeing as a welder and later worked for International Shoe, Sweet Springs Flower Shop and was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Fain of Sweet Springs and Terry Moore of Sweet Springs; three sons, Mike Trautman of Sweet Springs, Rick Trautman of Emma and Danny Trautman of Jamestown; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nila Ingram of Trenton, Joan Rothenhoefer of Pleasant Hill and Ruth Fuqua of Emma; one brother, Russell Steinkuehler of Payson, Ariz.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister in infancy.