Trula Callahan, 86

Trula Faye Callahan, 86, of Sandy Beach, died at 4:42 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019, at her home. 

She was born Sept. 27, 1932, in North Manchester, to Clarence Penrod and Pluma Naomi (Keister) Penrod Brandenburg.

Trula graduated from Chester High School in North Manchester in 1950. She married Harvey Raymond Callahan in North Manchester on Nov. 24, 1954; he died Oct. 1, 1996. She had worked at Controls and retired from Heckman Bindery after 12 years, both in North Manchester. She was a life member of North Manchester United Methodist Church and the church circle.

Trula enjoyed gardening, puzzles, bird watching, and especially spending time with her family.

She is survived by four children, Dawn (Mike Hamilton) Callahan of Bloomington, Vaughn (Peggy) Callahan of Huntington, Chad (Teresa) Callahan of Denison, Texas, and Brad (Delma) Callahan of North Manchester; eight grandchildren, Brandy (Dan) Smallwood, April (Chris) Stewart, Josh (Stephanie) Cripe, Sara (James) Hoyt, Pat (Alicia) Cripe, Jeremy (Melisa) Callahan, Greg Callahan, and Brad Callahan, Jr.; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lulubelle Clapp of Gridley, Calif., and Rachel (Randall) Webb of North Manchester; and her brother, Ralph (Linda) Penrod of Pierceton.

She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Shawn Callahan, three brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. 2nd Street, North Manchester, with Pastor Mark Eastway officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Streeet, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is North Manchester United Methodist Church or Parkview Wabash Home Healthcare and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Trula may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Apr 09