Edith Charmian Gorman

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Edith Charmian Gorman, age 89 of Mound City, Kan., passed away Wednesday May 12, 2010, at Fort Scott Manor at Fort Scott. Edith was born in Mound City, Kan., on April 9, 1921, the daughter of Gus and Grace Good Warzel. The family later moved to Fort Scott, where Edith spent most of her life until her marriage to Bernard Gorman on June 9, 1949, at which time Edith and Bernard returned to Mound City, Kan.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bernard, two brothers, Jack and Robert Warzel, and a sister Thais Warzel. She is survived by her four sons, James Gorman (Barbara), Tim Gorman (Brenda), Joseph Gorman (Pamela) and Bill Gorman (Sandy); two sisters Patricia Keating, of Fort Scott, and Shirley Keal, of Parsons, Kan.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Edith was educated in the Fort Scott school system and finished her college education at Saint Mary's College, Leavenworth, Kan., with a Bachelor of Arts in education, Bachelor of Arts in music and a minor in Social Services. She received her nurses training and practiced as an Registered Nurse at the physician's clinic, and Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. She was Director of Nursing and co-administrator of the nursing home in Mound City, Kan., for approximately five years. She later worked for the Kansas State Department of Health as a nurse surveyor of health care facilities. She was selected as the surveyor of the year for the State of Kansas and also National Surveyor of the Year both in 1988.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, at the Sacred Heart Church at Mound City, Kan. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Friday May 14, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home at Mound City, with a visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the Mound City Medical Clinic.

Arrangements are under the direction of: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home Mound City, Kan.

Online Condolence may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com.