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Trula Marie (Graves) Caudell

March 27, 1939 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 82)


Trula Marie (Graves) Caudell, 82, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Trula was born on March 27, 1939 to James and Minnie (Capps) Graves in Deer Lodge, Tennessee.

Trula was a strong woman and always a hard worker around the house as well as working outside the home in various occupational positions through the years. Becoming a UAW Local 23 Retiree from General Motors after 17 years of hard work and dedication allowed her time to travel the country and enjoy life with her husband and family.

Trula enjoyed cooking delicious meals and scrumptious desserts for her friends and family. Her talents of sewing and quilting left her children now truly able to wrap themselves in the warmth of her love.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, James A. Caudell; her three children, Mildred Townsend, Linda (Jay) Marlin, and Edgar (Jerretta) O’Haver Jr.; her siblings, Ulysses Graves, Beulah Sexton, Edna Sexton, Lily Johnson, and Virgie Adkins. She was loving grandmother to Heather Kurtz, Patricia Woodward, Derek Bunn, John O’Haver, and Matthew O’Haver and great-grandmother to Wyatt Woodward and Olivia Bunn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Helen Smith, Ethyl Graves, Dolly Schaub, Zane Graves, and Judy Graves; her youngest grandson, Tyler Townsend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel followed by a graveside service at 12:30pm at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood, Indiana.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel.






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October 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel
729 N. US Highway 31
Whiteland, IN 46184

Graveside Service
October 20, 2021

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
734 N Morgantown Rd,
Greenwood, IN 46142


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900
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