Mary Elizabeth (Douglas) Trueblood passed away peacefully on March 8th. She was 75 years of age.
Mary was born July 1, 1946 to Louis and Rachel (Corn) Douglas in Anderson, Indiana. She is survived by her children Tiffany (Lincoln) Frash, Thea (Mike) Blanner, and Tyler (Lisa) Trueblood, and grandchildren: Justin, Addie, Trevor, Savanna, Audrey, Sara, Sadie, and Sydney, and many other beloved family members. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Steve, and her grandson Will.
After marrying, Mary lived in the Greenfield area where she poured herself into raising her three children. She was a Girl Scout leader, vacation bible school director, and team parent for too many activities to list. She stayed up until the wee hours assisting with 4H projects, only occasionally saying “Maybe next year we start this a little earlier?”
Mary enjoyed her career at Eden Elementary as the school librarian. It is hard to estimate how many children were entertained over the years by Mrs. Trueblood’s story time. Mary put her heart and soul into Eden Elementary, co-directing school plays, helping with student council, and even coaching the basketball team. She cherished the friendships she made while at Eden.
In her later years, Mary became very involved with Fishers United Methodist Church. She participated in and led bible studies and was a Stephen Minister. The friendships she made at Fishers United Methodist were among her greatest treasures.
There are so many things that will remind us of Mary: Reading just one more chapter of a good book, bird watching, popcorn and a movie, a Frosty from Wendy’s, and anything chocolate. But mostly, every day we will remember and strive to emulate how well she loved her family and friends.
A celebration of Mary’s life will take place Saturday, March 19 at Fishers United Methodist Church in Fishers, IN. Friends may call beginning at 2:30 p.m. and service will begin at 4:00 p.m. Please join us for dinner following the service.
To honor Mary’s love of reading, the family asks that you consider bringing a new children’s book that will be donated to a local charity to encourage the love of reading in kids.
In recent months, Mary made a request to her grandchildren: “When it’s my time, I don’t want a boring obituary. I need something a little exciting.” After some conversation, a suggestion was made. Mary was delighted and exclaimed “That’s it. That’s what I want!”
With that in mind:
We regret to inform you that Mary Trueblood passed away while wrestling an alligator during a thunderstorm.