This year marks a very special milestone for one of Pulaski County's well-known residents, as Alma Tritten celebrates 40 years in banking.

This year marks a very special milestone for one of Pulaski County's well-known residents, as Alma Tritten celebrates 40 years in banking.

In January, bank employees and family members hosted Mrs. Tritten to a special dinner in her honor. Four decades have passed since 1974 when Alma Tritten and her late husband Don moved their family from Emporia, Kansas to take ownership of the First National Bank of St. Robert, later rechartered as the First State Bank of St. Robert.


The following year the Trittens purchased the Bank of Iberia, and a few years later they purchased the Bank of Plato.

Throughout the 1980s Mrs. Tritten and family grew their businesses, and then in 1991 started to scale back some when they sold the First State Bank of St. Robert and the Bank of Plato, leaving them with the Bank of Iberia. In 2002 they expanded their banking involvement again by opening a branch of the Bank of Iberia in Waynesville.


After 40 years in banking in mid-Missouri, Mrs. Tritten now serves as the President for the Bank of Iberia. The children that Alma and Don were blessed with, and many of their grandchildren, continue to work in banking, either at one of the Bank of Iberia facilities or for other banks throughout the region. Photo submitted