Obituary Of Michael Owen True

Michael Owen True, age 71, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died late Friday, February 16, 2018, following a heart ailment.

He was born December 11, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Warren D. True and Lucille Leach True. He married Joyce Haller on June 15, 1968, in Shawnee, Kansas.

Mike was retired as trainmaster with the Burlington Northern Railroad. He served in the United States Marines from 1966 to 1969. He was an active member of the MG Club and owns two MG cars. He also loved target shooting and was a member of the Bourbon County Sharpshooters. Other hobbies include fishing and remote-control airplanes.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, of the home; one son, Steve True and wife Victoria of Ottawa, Kansas; one daughter, Julie True of Topeka; two brothers, Dave True and wife Beverly, Shawnee, Kansas, and Brad True and wife, Mary, Olathe, Kansas. Also surviving are four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Scott True.

Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until noon, Wednesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel.

The celebration of life and memorial service will be announced at a later date to be held at his favorite fishing location. Memorials are suggested to a Grandchildren Scholarship Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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