Obituary for Gertrude Davis
Garden City- Gertrude H. Davis, 93, died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 29, 1924 at Oakley the daughter of George H. & Emma (Blevins) Kurtz. She married Arthur J. Davis on October 2, 1946 at Oakley. He died on January 17, 1962.
Gertrude graduated from Oakley High School in 1942 and attended Halstead Hospital School of Nursing in Halstead, graduating in 1945. After her marriage she lived in Burrton until 1959 when they moved to Garden City. She went to work at St Catherine Hospital in the late 1960’s beginning as an instructor for the Nurse Aide program. She advanced on to work as the evening Shift Supervisor and eventually became the Coordinator of Infection Control, a program she initiated. After a short retirement she returned as Nursing Coordinator and retired again in 1994. She continued to volunteer at the Senior Center doing health services until 2008.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served on various committees over the years, serving as President of the United Methodist Women four different times. She was a lifetime member of the Order Of Eastern Star and an avid gardener and loved to quilt, crochet and embroider. Professionally she was a Lifetime Member of the Kansas State Nurses Association and a Member of the American Nurses Association. In July of 1981 she was recognized as the Kansas Nurse of the Month and was recognized in Who’s Who in American Nursing in 1984.
She is survived by her Son- Mark and wife Doris Davis of Garden City, Sister- Twila Wilson of Lincoln, Nebraska, Grandson- Chris and wife Stephanie Davis, Great Granddaughter- Madisun Davis and 2 Great-Grandsons- Cyle Davis & Travin Davis. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband & Grandson- Ryan Davis.
Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Garden City with Rev Joel Plisek officiating. Graveside Service will be at 3:00 PM Wednesday at Burrton Cemetery in Burrton with Rev Brian Faust officiating. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to Kansas State Nurses Foundations, First United Methodist Church or United Methodist Women in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Garnand Funeral Home 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks 67846 620-276-3219