Arlo Trueblood


10 a.m. - Noon
Prior to the service


Gerth Funeral Chapel
Thursday, March 28


Scotland County Rural Fire Dept.

Arbela United Methodist Church

{Sept. 16, 1935 - March 25, 2019}

Arlo Leroy Trueblood, 83, of Arbela died Monday, March 25, 2019 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

He was born the son of Glenn and Margaret Jenny (Finch) Trueblood on September 16, 1935 in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Arlo married the former Carolyn Stamp on December 23, 1960 in Clarence. The Truebloods settled in Arbela where they farmed, raising hogs and Arlo’s prized South Devon cattle. Arlo was a skilled craftsman and master fabricator. His neighbors and friends brought their implements for him to repair during Arlo’s farming years. He was almost always able to figure out a fix, creating a new part if necessary.

Arlo was a skilled woodworker. He was renowned around the area for his beautiful handcrafted bowls which he was always happy to donate for a cause.

He was a proud grandfather. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his joys in life.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lester Lee Trueblood.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of the home; children: Tina Trueblood (Jack Guregian) of St. Louis, Theresa (Tony) Shelley of Arbela and Gene (Penny) Trueblood of Syracuse, NE; a brother, Bob Trueblood of Arbela; a sister, Joyce Spidle of Milan, IL; grandchildren: Danielle (Brandon) Garrett of Kirksville, Andrea (Tim) Graham of Memphis, Teri Trueblood (Lance Smith) of Polk City, IA, Chris (Amanda Calkins) and Dereck Trueblood, both of Lincoln, NE; great grandchildren: Clara, Haylee, Owen, Chesney, Trayton and Kambridge; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  1. Theresa and family,

    Kent and I are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was such wonderful man. I have so many fond childhood memories growing up in the neighborhood with your Dad & Mom and you and your siblings. Kent will miss his fuel calls visiting with your Dad. Prayers for you all in the days and weeks a head.

    Kent & Rhonda (Brunk) Kirchner

    Comment by Kent & Rhonda Kirchner on March 27, 2019 at 10:07 am
  2. My deepest and most sincere sympathy to the whole Arlo Trueblood family. I only had an opportunity to meet he and Carolyn once, but feel as though I know them. He accomplished so much in his lifetime and know he will be missed.

    Comment by Sheri Kirchner on March 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm
  3. Arlo will truly be missed at the Granger banquet – he contributed so much to its success. Arlo was always smiling and good to visit with.

    Our sympathy to Carolyn and his family.

    Comment by Jack, Darlene & Shelly Chapman on March 27, 2019 at 5:50 pm
  4. So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Arlo made some beautiful memories with his wonderful bowls.

    Comment by I. G. & Maxine Ruth on March 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm
  5. We only knew Arlo for a few short years, he stopped in to welcome us to the neighborhood as soon as we moved in. He was always cheerful and ready to help in any way he could. He will be missed. Our sympathy to Carolyn, Theresa, Tony and the rest of the family.

    Comment by Jonathan & Arlene Reiff on March 27, 2019 at 9:42 pm
  6. I’m sorry for your loss. Arlo was a great man who always had time to visit with me. He shared is knowledge about cattle, and was happy to share his story’s and experiences with me.

    Comment by Cassandra Bryant on March 27, 2019 at 9:45 pm
  7. Caroline, Tina, Theresa
    So , sorry for Your loss. I know He is without pain and has found many former friends and relatives to visit with in Heaven.
    He was an impact on Darrell. Darrell only met Him a few times, but made Him feel like He had known Him all His life.
    Please take care. Know We are thinking of You All during this sad time.

    Donaleen, Darrell, Doug

    Comment by Donaleen Alexander on March 28, 2019 at 12:00 am
  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Family. He never saw a stranger and always willing to talk and enjoy life with friends. Good Friend

    Comment by Donaleen Alexander on March 28, 2019 at 5:41 am
  9. Caroline, Tina & Theresa and family-My dearest sympathies. Arlo was such a great man. Be proud of the family he has raised and the memories made. So glad he is pain free and walking on both legs with those who have passed on the heaven. Find comfort in knowing how Arlo’s life was well lived and his craftmanship and friendship lives on in the hearts of so many. Bless you all and thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

    Comment by Laurie Ward on March 28, 2019 at 11:13 am
  10. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jim Woods and family

    Comment by Jim Woods on March 28, 2019 at 10:28 pm
  11. To the Trueblood Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Arlo was a great man and we are so blessed to have known him. Praying for you during this time. Wish we could be there. Seeing the cows and enjoying time spent in the shop will be fond memories.

    Comment by Sameer, Amanda, Victoria Kuso on March 29, 2019 at 2:15 am
  12. We are all so sorry about Arlo’s death. He was such a fantastic man, and we’re so happy that he reached out to us several years ago and introduced us to the rest of the Truebloods.

    Comment by Gena Trueblood Awerkamp on April 4, 2019 at 4:01 pm
  13. We just found out and our prayers are with you. We had been trying to reach Arlo or Joyce, when we found the notice. Sid has such good memories of the family. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Comment by Dr. Sidney & Phyllis Gutting on April 10, 2019 at 3:25 pm

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