Gertrude Settlage Percy

May 13, 1914 - Oct. 19, 2009

Gertrude Mary Percy of Chanute, Kan., entered into the fullness of eternal life Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.

Gertrude was born in Potter on May 13, 1914, to the Rev. Henry George Settlage and Mary (Grether) Settlage. The Rev. Settlage served as minister of the now Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ in Waukesha from 1920 to 1945. Gertrude graduated from Waukesha High School and received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin. She later taught high school in Waukesha from 1936 to 1943.

Gertrude was united in marriage to Floyd Percy on Dec. 23, 1942, in McCune, Kan. He preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2001.

Gertrude was a member of Chanute’s First Presbyterian Church, having previously served as an elder and clerk of session at the Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, Kan. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Association.

Gertrude is survived by her daughter, Marie (Bill) Webster of Chanute, and a brother, Dr. Calvin Settlage of Huntsville, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, the Rev. Frank Settlage, Dr. Paul Settlage and Dr. Henry Settlage.

A celebration of Gertrude’s life was held on Friday, Oct. 23, followed by burial at the Elmwood Cemetery in Chanute.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the Rev. Shelly Holle and the First Presbyterian congregation for their steadfast compassion and caring support of Gertrude in recent years.

In loving memory of Gertrude, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 15 N. Steuben Ave., Chanute, KS 66720.