Leta Margaret Trail 96, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at a St. Joseph health care center. She was born March 23, 1919 in Crawford Township, near Weston, MO, daughter of Mattie and Henry Fortune.
Leta married Russell Trail on September 27, 1937, he preceded her in death March 23, 2003. She worked at Noma Lites, Katz and Osco Drug stores, and retired from Quaker Oats, she took pleasure in her many employments. Leta was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who enjoyed spending time with her family, and was a member of the Wallace Christian Church. She is also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Tom Trail, 10 - brothers; Estel, Milliard, Thomas, John, and Dudley Jolly, Gilbert, Henry, James, Crawford, and Frank Fortune, 4 sisters, Mayme Willoughby, Pearl Trail, Eunice Sorrell, and Emily Lee Jones, son-in-law, Everett Purvis, daughter-in-law, Deborah Trail, one grandchild, one great great grandchild. Survivors include, two sons, Melvin Trail and Randall Trail both of Saint Joseph, MO, daughter, Patty Sue Purvis of Kansas City, MO, 10-grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Martha Trail of Gower, MO.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am, on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. George Watts officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Weston. Memorials are requested to the Mosaic Hospice.