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Myrtle Gass Endowment for Johnson Nichols Health Clinic

Myrtle Gass- circa 1950

Year Founded

Gass Family

Purpose of Fund
The primary purpose of the fund shall be to provide unrestricted financial support to the Johnson Nichols Health Clinic of Greencastle or a successor organization providing health services to Putnam County citizens who lack access to health care.

History of Fund
Myrtle Gass, R.N. was one of three members of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church who helped start the Clinic, which was originally named the Putnam County Health Services Clinic. The other two members were Dr. James B. Johnson and Dr. Anne Nichols.

After the Clinic was renamed to recognize the contributions of Drs. Johnson and Nichols, Judy Johnson, the widow of James B. Johnson, wrote a letter to the editor of the Banner Graphic, expressing the family’s appreciation of the recognition, but also recognizing the contributions of “a very caring and concerned registered nurse, Myrtle Gass.” Ms. Johnson stated, “One cannot operate a successful clinic without the help of the faithful nurses, and Myrtle Gass was such a person.”

Myrtle Gass’s husband, Clint, and her three sons, Frederick, Kenneth, and Glenn, were pleased to have the opportunity to recognize her contributions. “She dedicated countless hours to the Clinic. It was very important to her.”

The Gass Family

2013    $1,246.72

2014    $1,297.60

2015    $1,361.94

2016    $1,430.77

2017    $1,127.44
Total    $6,464.47

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