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Truesdell A. Meece

January 30, 1923 ~ February 23, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old


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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February 26, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Whitestone Christian Church
8577 US-36
Coatesville, IN 46121

February 27, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Parksridge Church of God
940 Parksridge Rd.
Russell Springs, KY 42642

Funeral Service
February 27, 2023

1:00 PM
Parksridge Church of God
940 Parksridge Rd.
Russell Springs, KY 42642


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