Bess Truman's grandparents and her father and mother, David Willock and Madge Gates Wallace, are buried here. Harry Truman's last trip to Independence as President was to bury his mother-in-law, Madge Gates Wallace, in the Gates family plot. "She was a grand lady," Truman wrote. "When I hear these mother-in-law jokes I don't laugh. They are not funny to me, because I've had a good one." (Handwritten manuscript, December 6, 1952.)
Woodlawn Cemetery is located at 701 South Noland Road.