William ‘Scott’ Trueblood, 62, Barclay: Nov. 15, 1961 – March 7, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

William ‘Scott’ Trueblood, 62, Barclay: Nov. 15, 1961 – March 7, 2024

BARCLAY, Kan. – William “Scott” Trueblood, 62, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024, at a Topeka, Kan., hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1961, in Emporia, Kan., the son of William R. and Shirley Scott Trueblood.

Scott attended Osage City High School, Osage City, Kan., and graduated with the class of 1980.

As a young man, in 1976, Scott began traveling with his uncle Paul showing Polled Hereford cattle, and continued through 1984. Their journey took them across the country, showing prize cattle for many owners, which included Kenny Rogers and members of the band Alabama.

Scott spent several years living in Virginia before returning to Kansas, where he worked as a banquet manager at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. His love of cattle and ranching called him back to Osage County five years later, when he began working with his Uncle Paul again, custom finishing cattle. Scott always considered Barclay, Kan., as his home and remained there until his death.

Scott held memberships in the American Salers Association and was serving as president of the Osage City Eagles Club.

He will live on in the hearts and memories of his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Roger Betts, of Thermopolis, Wyo.; son, Andrew Trueblood and his wife, Ashley, Earlysville, Va.; sister, Crystal Trueblood, Lenexa, Kan.; grandchildren, Reagan and Stetson Trueblood; three nephews, Jackson Sixbury, Austin Trueblood, and Blake Trueblood; his devoted companion and best friend of 16 years, Nancy Jones, of Reading, Kan.; and numerous extended family and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Trueblood; and brother, Brent Trueblood.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at First United Methodist Church, 219 S. Sixth St., Osage City. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the church. Burial will be in Barclay Cemetery, Barclay.

In memoriam of Scott’s willingness to always take time to teach and offer advice to young showmen and show women, memorial contributions can be made to the Scott Trueblood Memorial, which will be used to benefit junior national youth scholarships. Memorials can be sent in care of Van Arsdale Funeral Home, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.

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