CLASS OF 1974
The family will see friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 at Eddy-Birchard funeral home in Osawatomie.
family will have graveside services on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Elm
Grove Cemetery in Cadmus, KS, with the Rev. Ted Hunter officiating.
Donations may be made to the American Stroke Association.
Traul, devoted sister, aunt, and Nana, passed away September 4 at the
University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
was born October 31, 1955, the daughter of William Franklin (Frank) and
Marie Louise Traul, in Kansas City, Missouri. The family moved to Des
Moines, IA, in 1956. She moved with her family to Osawatomie in 1970
and graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1974. She went on to
Pittsburg State University and graduated in 1978 with a bachelor's
degree in history.
first job was as an office worker at Osawatomie State Hospital. She
then began working for the Social Security Administration in downtown
Kansas City, MO in 1981, retiring in 2016 after 35 years.
was a loving caretaker for her family, caring for her father when he
was battling cancer and her mother in her later years; she was a mother
to her nieces Ariel, Amelia, and Adelaide. Most recently she was
grandmother (or Nana, as the family called Laura) to her great nieces
and great nephews - a role she really loved. True to form, at the end
of her life she was an organ donor and went on to give to many others
after her passing.
loved puzzles, computer games, shopping, jazz music, and watching
Royals games. After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling to places
such as Hawaii, Florida, and the Badlands.
is survived by Adelaide (Aaron) Traul of the home; Ariel Traul of
Osawatomie, and Amelia (Ryan) Templeton of Chanute, KS; brother David
Traul of Overland Park, KS, sisters Elizabeth North of Frontenac, KS
and Ann Traul of Joplin, MO; grandchildren Andy, Elizabeth, Morgan,
Mireya, and James; and nieces and nephews Aaron, Jeremy, Allison, Len,
Adam, Rachel, Rebecca, Rosemary, and Alexandra.