Mary Lou Wertman
Mary Lou was born on April 11, 1930 to John Emmet and Mary Jane (Ferguson) Wertman. An Ashland High School graduate, Miss Wertman graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland. She also attended Ashland University, The Ohio State University and North Central State College.
Her nursing career spanned Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Ashland Samaritan Hospital and MedCentral Mansfield Health System. She also did public health nursing with the Mansfield-Richland County Health Department. Mary Lou is a past member, past president, and past board member of the Mohican Nurses Association, a past member of Ohio Nurses Association and American Nurses Association, and received certification in nursing administration by the American Nurses Association.
She is a member of Grace Brethren Church where she has served on the Missions Commission, Membership Commission, and recording secretary for congregational business meetings. She is a past-president of Coordination Council of Women of Grace and the past-chairman of Women’s Enrichment Series Committee. She also served as a board member of NCO District Women of Grace. Miss Wertman was a recipient of the Senior Medal of Ministry in 2000 and honorary title of Church Historian in 2015.
She served the Christian Business and Professional Women’s Council as a past-chairman and Stonecroft Ministries as a past-area representative. She volunteered with the American Red Cross in Georgia during tropical storm Alberto. She also served seven years on the Board of Trustees of the Area Agency on Aging, Mansfield, Ohio.
Miss Wertman is committed to helping provide higher education to future students. It is her desire that a charitable remainder trust will serve something that will last forever—people!