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Raymond Truan

March 5, 2020


Life Sketch for Raymond James Truan


Raymond James Truan, 79, went to heaven on March 5, 2020 at his home in Newton, KS. Raymond was born Aug 3, 1940 to Gilbert & Elizabeth (Kippes) Truan in Walker, Ellis County, KS.   He grew up on a farm south of Walker. He graduated from Gorham High School in 1958, in Gorham, KS. He went to work for Russell Supply in Russell, KS. 


Raymond met Roxie Shafer in 1965 and on August 20, 1966 they were united in marriage at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Studley, KS.  They made their home in Newton, KS. Raymond worked for Weyerhauser Company in Newton for 37 years, upon retiring he worked part-time for Kidron Bethel Retirement Center in transportation for 14 years.  He was also a volunteer for the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department Senior Patrol for several years.


Raymond was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served on various committees. He helped as a leader for high school youth and enjoyed going on youth mission trips.  He was also involved with Troop 111 Cub Scout & Boy Scouts. Raymond & Roxie enjoyed several bus trips & cruises after their retirement.


Raymond is survived by his wife: Roxie, son’s: Darrin (Tiffany) of Hutchinson, and Galen of Buhler; grandchildren: Eli and Paige, both of Hutchinson; sisters: Norma Savage, Jeannine Truan, and Janice (Melvin) Stoppel, all of Russell; brother-in-law: Jim Hartman of Grainfield; sister-in-law: Betty Truan of Little Rock, Arkansas; and many nieces & nephews.


He was preceded in death by parents: Gilbert and Elizabeth Truan; sister: Betty (Truan) Wallace; brother: Delbert; brother-in-law: Karl Savage; and sister-in-law: Carol Hartman.


Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 9th at the First Methodist Church of Newton.  A public visitation will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8th at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present from 2:00-4:00 p.m. to receive friends. A graveside committal will be held at Greenwood Cemetery following the service.


Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 301 N. Main St. #300, Newton, Kansas 67114 or First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Main St.,

Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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7 thoughts on “Raymond Truan

  1. Ray was a source of light for many people for many years. At Kidron Bethel he was compassionate, caring and in touch with the needs of the people he served. We saw him working diligently in other volunteer work with humble servitude and Christian charity. He most definitely will be missed but with sweet lingering memories. Thanks, Ray.

  2. My sympathy to all the family. I am so grateful that I saw the obituary on Facebook as would not have known otherwise. It is so long ago that I have seen my cousins but have memories of our time together growing up.
    Happy times.

  3. We will miss you, Ray. Your commitment to servitude and compassion for others truly made a difference.
    Abby and BJ.

  4. A prince of a man! Your kindness will always be remembered. You will be missed, Ray.

  5. Rest in peace Sir. We didnt know each other but I know your Son,Darrin.He is a good man
    Prayers for the family.

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