Verlene Truitt, age 63, of Linneus, died Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Verlene Truitt, age 63, of Linneus, died Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. A funeral service will be Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Linneus with Pastor Aaron Skinner, Pastor Kyle Cummings, and Pastor Bob Kimmis officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Linneus. Visitation will begin Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 in the evening. Memorials to Linneus First Baptist Church or Linneus Fire and First Responders may be left at or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628. Verlene Marie, daughter of Virgil and Rose Marie (Odom) Whitt, was born January 9, 1953, in Chillicothe. On April 14, 1972, she married Danny Truitt. Verlene spent 27 years as the Dietary Manager at Life Care Center in Brookfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Linneus where she was involved in many of the women’s church groups. Survivors include her husband, Danny of the home; one son, Tony Truitt and wife, Suzanne of Linneus; one daughter, Tammy Hunt and husband, Stephen of Hannibal; three grandchildren, Paige Truitt of Linneus, Marc Jungles of Chula, and Matthew Jungles of Linneus; one great-grandaughter, Piper Marie Vansickle of Linneus; three brothers, Everett Lee Whitt and wife, Deborah of Lauderdale, Mississippi, David Whitt and wife, Pam of Chillicothe, and Steven Whitt and wife, Lisa of Higginsville; one sister, Connie Nixon of Chillicothe; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents.