For her outstanding contributions as a first through eighth grade teacher, Gertrude is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Wilma & Eldon Siebuhr and Family, Colleen & Glen Grieder, Kathryn & Roy Stutesman, Vickie & Kermit Hedrick, Leona & Dayle Boosinger, Cindy & Bob Edwards, Theda Wolford, LuJean & Max Druse, Janice & Jim George, Hartford State Bank, Yvonne & Nolan Gradner, Debbie & Les Stein, Paul & Tina Cassity, Janel & Pat Wiederholt, Rich & Marcia Stevenson, Richard & Catherine Schmidt, Brian & Lorraine Zweilmeller, Virginia & Dan Gardner, Rich & Judy Mahan, Betty & Bob Tucker, and Paul Sheperd.

All of the children that Miss Gilligan taught are very special to her.  She considers everyone of them as on eof her own.  She is always thrilled at any accomplishments they make.

She was my teacher when I was in first and second grade.  She has taught each one of my three children.  Gertrude has been in education for fifty-eight years and currently teaches Spanish at Sacred Heart School in Hartford, Kansas.

She has taught every year but one since 1928, and she continues to teach Spanish at Sacred Heart School.  The children in her neighborhood visit her frequently.

Gertrude continues to take an active interest in the education and development of the youth of America as a whole and specifically the children of Lyon Country.