Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Betty Tuttle-Trobaugh, 96, of Kansas City, formerly of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at The Little Sisters of The Poor, Kansas City.

She was born July 9, 1915, in Ford, Kan., the daughter of Steve and Mabel Burgess. She was united in marriage to Virgil Tuttle, who preceded her in death. Later she married William Trobaugh, who also preceded her in death. Others preceding her in death were a daughter, Patricia Ann Bliss; one brother, Dolph Ford; and two sisters, Jeanne Lafitte and Mildred Douglas.

Survivors include: one sister, JoAnn Dorn; two sons, James Tuttle and Steven Bliss; and one daughter, Sharon Blair; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She spent many years working in the jewelry industry. She was an editor of the Modern Jeweler Magazine in Kansas City, and from there went on to work with sales representatives setting up the MINK Jewelry Show. She retired to Eagle Rock, and accepted the position of executive director of the Kansas Jewelers Association.

Graveside services were held Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rick Hendrix conducted the service.

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