Archive for Friday, December 30, 2005

Gertrude Johnson Gee

December 30, 2005

— Services for Gertrude Johnston Gee, 98, Leavenworth, were Thursday, Dec. 28, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial was Friday, Dec. 29, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sigourney, Iowa.

Mrs. Gee died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2005, after a short illness.

She was born Oct. 8, 1907, in Sigourney, the daughter of Thomas K. and Agnes Keller Johnston.

Mrs. Gee graduated from Sigourney High School. She attended Coe College and then graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and social studies. She later undertook graduate studies at St. Mary College and the University of Kansas.

She taught English and social studies at Defiance High School in Defiance, Iowa, where she became high school principal.

Mrs. Gee followed her husband and his work to Woodbine, Iowa, Kansas City, St. Louis, suburban Chicago, Des Moines, Iowa, and Oklahoma City. In 1952, they moved to Leavenworth.

In 1954, Mrs. Gee joined the faculty at Leavenworth High School. She taught honors English at the high school for 19 years.

She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Saturday Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of Eastern Star, P.E.O., Cushing Memorial Guild, Leavenworth Historical Society and First Presbyterian Church, Leavenworth. She was an honorary member of Philomantheon.

On Feb. 29, 1929, she married John K. Gee. He died May 12, 1968.

Survivors include a son, John Thomas Gee; and a grandson.

The family suggests memorials to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund or First Presbyterian Church, Leavenworth, sent in care of the funeral chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.

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