She was born on April 9, 1921, in Mound City to Gus and Grace Good Warzel. The family later moved to Fort Scott, where she attended school. She earned bachelor of arts degrees in education and music from St. Mary’s College, Leavenworth. She received her nurse’s training and practiced as a registered nurse at a physician’s clinic and Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.
She married Bernard Gorman on June 9, 1949, and they returned to Mound City.
She was director of nursing and co-administrator of a nursing home in Mound City for about five years. She later worked for the Kansas 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.
Survivors include four sons, James Gorman and his wife, Barbara, Tim Gorman and his wife, Brenda, Joseph Gorman and his wife, Pamela, and Bill Gorman and his wife, Sandy; two sisters, Patricia Keating of Fort Scott and Shirley Keal of Parsons; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard; two brothers, Jack Warzel and Robert Warzel; and a sister, Thais Warzel.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Mound City. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. The rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home at Mound City, with a visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Mound City Medical Clinic.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com.