Archive for Thursday, February 22, 1990


February 22, 1990


Services for Nettie M. Wismer, 101, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil L. Brady officiating. Richard Johnson will be the assistant officiant. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ms. Wismer died Wednesday at Presbyterian Manor. She was born Dec. 2, 1888, near Bloomington in Osborne County and attended grade school in Franklin County.

Ms. Wismer graduated from Kansas State University in 1919 with a degree in science. She taught for three years at Erie High School.

She moved to Lawrence in 1922 to teach and help organize Lawrence Junior High School. She received her master's degree from Kansas University in 1925.

She taught science at Lawrence Junior High School for 34 years before retiring in 1956.

Ms. Wismer was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Adah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She also served as past worthy matron of that organization.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists and the alumni associations of KU and KSU.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Assn., and the Golden K Alumni Club, representing more than 50 years of the National Teacher's Assn.

In 1954-55 she was a Master Builder for the Kansas State Teachers Assn.

She also was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Survivors include three brothers, Ray J. Wismer, Boulder, Colo., Jacob L. Wismer, Welda, Chester A. Wismer, Honolulu; and two sisters, Mildred Wilson, Seattle, and Amy I. Rose, Lawrence.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey Funeral Home.

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