Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Pauline Will Parsons
Gertrude (Trudy) Pauline Will Parsons, 86, longtime Hunter resident, died on January 7, 2011 at the Lone Tree Compassionate Care Center in Meade, Kansas.  She lived in the Lone Tree Compassionate Care Center in Meade near her daughter Cindi. 
Gertrude was born May 5, 1924, in Bethany, Kansas, one of four children born to Lewis and Ida Will.  She was preceded in death by her husband Dwight Parsons; sister Bernitta Schulz of Cortez, Colorado; brother Theodore Will of Salina, and a step-brother, Duane Will of Topeka.
Surviving are her sister LaVerna Weber of Salina, four children, 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Children: Steve Parsons, Vicci Shipp, Cindi Herbig and Pam Meyer. Grandchildren: Jennifer Witzak, Heather Redabaugh, Angela Perruzza, Jason Boulanger, Sean Herbig, Mayson Herbig, Jarad Herbig, Jess Herbig, Derek Herbig, Kelsey Herbig, Ryan Meyer and Kevin Meyer. Great-Grandchildren: Caleb Perruzza, Aaron Perruzza, Allison Herbig, Caitlyn Herbig, Brittyn Herbig, Briley Herbig, Alyvia Herbig, Brooks Herbig, Brevon Herbig and Isabel Meyer.
As a child, Gertrude attended Bethany Baptist Church.  She attended Hunter High School graduating in 1942.  She taught school several years following high school. After she married Dwight, she joined Trinity Lutheran Church where she remained a member until her death. She spent her married life on a farm south of Hunter, Kansas. She loved gardening and tending flowers on her farm. She loved being a grandmother and was special in her grandchildren’s eyes. 
Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hunter on January 15th at 2:00 p.m.   Interment will follow at Spillman Cemetery, Ash Grove.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hunter, Kansas. Condolences can be sent to: