Trellis Clara VanBuskirk, 90, of Maryville, Missouri, passed away April 16, 2019 at her daughter's home in Odessa, Missouri. Funeral service will be Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Walker Nadler Fuller Funeral Home, Lexington. Visitation will also be Monday at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville at 3:30 pm.
Trellis was born September 2, 1928 in Thayer, Missouri to John and Dora (Brewer) Combs. She graduated from Ripley, Oklahoma High School in 1947. On October 15, 1949 she married Robert Francis VanBuskirk. Trellis worked as a telephone operator, as a Wal-Mart clerk and she owned and operated Mrs. Van's Health Food Store in Maryville. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch in Arkoe, Missouri and she enjoyed cooking, traveling, sewing and church and Sunday School activities. She was a member of the Cleveland Garden Club and followed many local and professional sports.
Trellis is survived by her children, Sheila Schrunk and husband Bob of Odessa and Daniel VanBuskirk of Maryville; grandchildren, Jennifer Schrunk, Tammy Oltman and husband Matt, Shawna Cummins, and Jeff Schrunk and wife Christy; 12 great grandchildren; and brother, Wilbur Combs and wife Connie Jane of Wichita, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Tony, Enos and Dewayne Combs; and sister Geneva Winkcompleck.