Marguerite Ruth Trusty, daughter of Thomas Rodger and Clara Blanche (Boyd) Griffiths, was born in Lucas, Iowa on August 21, 1919. She attended school in Newton before graduating from Creston High School in 1936. Right after graduation, Marguerite worked as a secretary for Phillips Petroleum at the Iowana Hotel in Creston, where she met Robert Lyon Trusty. They married on September 2, 1939 in Grant City, MO. After her marriage, Marguerite was a homemaker and housewife. She and Robert had three children, Patricia and Thomas and Jacque. In the early 1970s, she began working for The Creston Medical Clinic as a receptionist. Robert passed away in 1980 and Marguerite continued working for several years, until her retirement.
Marguerite and Robert traveled to Burlington Northern Veteran’s Conventions for several years, serving as officers. In retirement, Marguerite played Bridge with her friends several times each week. She was part of the Peppermint Angels, providing entertainment to residents of nursing homes in the area.
Marguerite’s hobbies included outdoor gardening, loving roses and violets; feeding hummingbirds; and reading, especially her Bible. She loved DQ and chocolate. Her family loved her cherry jello salad, Impossible pie and crustless pumpkin pie. She was a huge fan of Lawrence Welk.
She moved to Omaha in 2010 to be closer to Tom and when her health declined, she moved to Blair, NE.
Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; two brothers: Herman ad Wendell Griffiths; infant sister, Loicene Griffiths; daughter, Jacque Trusty; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Thurman.
Left to cherish her memory are her two children: Patricia (Carl) Lobb, Kutztown, PA, Thomas (Pat) Trusty, Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren; sister, Harriett Campbell, Des Moines, IA and sister-in-law, Lucille Griffiths of Illinois; several cousins, nieces and nephews.