Service Time: 10:30 A.M.
Day and Date: Friday, June 11, 2010
Location: Waldo United Methodist Church ~ Waldo, KS
Visitation and Guest Book Registration: 9 AM to 8 PM Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Pohlman~Varner~Peeler Mortuary in Russell.
Family Visitation: 6 PM to 7 PM Thursday Evening, June 10, 2010 at Pohlman~Varner~Peeler Mortuary in Russell.
Burial: Grand Center Cemetery north of Waldo.
Memorial: Waldo United Methodist Church of Waldo, KS
Cora Ida Terry, 86, of rural Russell, Kansas, died on the 4th of June 2010 at the home of her daughter Luella in Burlington, Kansas. She had been fighting leukemia there for 14 months. Ida was born on December 11, 1923 at the family home of JC (Charlie) and Cora Sellens Trapp in rural Waldo.
Ida graduated from Waldo High School in 1941 with her sweetheart, Earle Terry. They were married on November 13, 1944 in Manhattan, Kansas, while she was attending Kansas State University and Earle was preparing to deploy to Europe in World War II. After the war, they settled on the family farm north of Russell where they raised four children: Charles, David, Luella, and Corinne. Ida and Earle shared nearly 64 years of wonderful marriage before he preceded her in death in 2008.
In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Ida had a passion for serving others. Her life-long love for teaching children started when she rode a horse to teach in a one-room country schoolhouse. She drew great satisfaction from following the lives and careers of her former students. Ida was active in the Waldo United Methodist Church—as a youth sponsor, Sunday school teacher, and women’s ministry leader—along with several community groups.
Many family members and friends have been blessed with the fruits of her baking, gardening, sewing, and handiwork. Her warm hospitality, Christian values, and servant heart leave behind a legacy that will live on for generations.
Surviving family members include her four children: Charles Terry and wife Pam of Bakersfield, California; David Terry and wife Lena of Ashburn, Virginia; daughter Luella Masters and husband Brian of Burlington, Kansas; and daughter Corinne Masters and husband Delwin of Natoma, Kansas; sisters-in-law Frances Matheson and Mildred Terry of Russell, Kansas, and Evelyn Trapp of Salina, Kansas. Ida and Earle have 12 grandchildren: Leslie (Terry) Falcon and husband Sam; Josh and Todd Evans, and Rome Calderwood; Charles Terry, Jonathan Terry and wife Laura, and Joshua Terry and wife Lyndsay; Keira, Annelise, and Kendra Masters; and Tyler, Cole, and Dean Masters. Ida and Earle also have 3 great grandchildren: Naomi, Avalon, and Isabella Falcon.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers Lyle, Earl, and Elmer Trapp; sister Mary (Trapp) Wheeler, and infant grandson Earle Lee Terry.
Celebration of Ida’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday June 11, 2010 at the Waldo United Methodist Church in Waldo, Kansas with Pastor Sharon Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand Center Cemetery north of Waldo. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell with family present to greet visitors from 6 PM to 7 PM Thursday evening. Memorials may be given to the Waldo United Methodist Church and sent in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be sent via email by going to www.pvpmortuary.com. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral arrangements.