Truesdell A. Meece passed away peacefully at his home in New Winchester, Hendricks County,
Indiana on February 23, 2023. He was 100 years old. True was born January 30, 1923 in Eli, Russell
County, Kentucky to the late Avery and Lora Effie (Foley) Meece. He was a lifelong, avid farmer who
was never more at home than when working the fields or tending his cattle. After moving to Indiana in the
early 1950s, True worked for P. R. Mallory as a tool and die maker and estimator. He was later employed
by Naval Avionics where he retired as a shop supervisor. True never retired from farming.
For True there was no greater treasure than his wife, Ethel (Chapman) Meece whom he married
December 23, 1944 in Russell County, Kentucky. The two eventually settled in New Winchester,
Indiana where together they owned and operated T & E Registered Angus Cattle Farms. Ethel
was his love, his life and his joy for 55 years until her passing in 1999.
True is survived by his brother, Avery Roger Meece (Mary Ellen) of Noblesville, Indiana
and his loving and devoted niece, Charlene Harris of Russell Springs, Kentucky. Additional survivors
include many nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with his parents and wife, True
was preceded in death by his sisters Afteel Dayette Smith (Charles Bascum), Isla Gladys Smith (Ernest)
and brother, Dwight Cromwell Meece (Doris).
A visitation will be held Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST at Whitestone Christian
Church, 8577 US-36, Coatesville, Indiana. The Funeral will take place Monday, February 27, 2023 at
Parksridge Church of God in Russell Springs, Kentucky. Visitation is from 12:00 until the time of service
at 1:00 p.m. CST., with Bro. Billy Silverman officiating. Burial to follow at Parksridge Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Intrepid Hospice whose
kindness, professionalism, and guidance assured True’s peaceful journey home to his heavenly
Father. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hendricks County Senior
Services:1201 Sycamore Ln, Danville, Indiana 46122.
Truesdell Meece’s arrangements are entrusted to Helton & Harris Funeral Home – Danville,
Indiana and Bernard Funeral Home – Russell Springs, Kentucky.
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