Gertrude C. “Trudy” Bohanon

Funeral services for Gertrude C. “Trudy” Bohanon, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mrs. Bohanon died Monday, Mar. 28, 2011, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

She was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Henry and Sarah Rock Pfeil. She graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls, where she participated in the select orchestra. She later attended Methodist Hospital Nursing School in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Bohanon was a registered nurse, and served through the Methodist Church as a missionary nurse in the Tahlequah, Okla. area. She also served as a public health nurse in Tex. and Okla. She was employed at John Seely Hospital in Galveston, Tex., and at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for several years, before concluding her career at Topeka State Hospital. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women’s Club, the Christian Women’s Club, and the Kansas Nurses Association. She enjoyed music, singing, writing poems and short stories, and cooking.

She married Jacob S. Bohanon. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include four children, John Gerald “Jerry” Pinder and David Charles Bohanon, both of Lawrence, Melanie M. Daniel and husband Darryl, Phoenix, and Hank Steven Bohanon and wife Men-Jia, Chicago; and five grandchildren, Emily Claire, Adam Guy, Madison Grace, and Hillary Jane Daniel, and Henry Bohanon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Matilda Shain.

Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Vicki Reid...

Dear Mr. Bohanon,
Please accept my condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I, too, was one of your long-time students at Stigler. I am grateful now for the training you gave us. Thank you for persisting.

Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Vicki Reid

From Jo Ellen Patterson...

Mr. Bohanon, please accept my condolence and prayers for you and your family. I was a student of yours for many years – and many years ago – at Stigler, OK and was in Jerry’s class. Some of my fondest memories are of the choir trips and concerts. You did such a great job with some kids who made it hard on you! I still remember and try to use some of the skills you tried so hard to teach us when singing.

Again my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jo Ellen Patterson

From (Kathy) René Barnett...

Dear Mr. Bohanon,

Please accept my condolences for your loss.

I was a choir student of yours many moons ago in Stigler, OK, and I am still impressed with what you were able to you with a bunch of ragtag kids. The choir always sounded so amazingly professional!

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

All the best,
(Kathy) René Barnett

From Marty Conrad...

Mr. Bohanon, I was sadden to hear about “Trudy”. It seems that I was just at your house last year. My love for you and Trudy will be with me forever. I could not repay you and your family for what an impact you made on my life while I was a Haskell. I still have the video of your both when I visited two years ago. My prayers are with you Mr. Bohanon, Thanks for what you’ve done for me..Trudy was a blessing to me..Thanks!!!

From Albert and Freda Gipp...

Our heartfelt condolences to your family. We will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts.

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