Listee Features — November 7, 2019


Leading an impressive career in both nursing and education, which has spanned almost 40 years, Annette Gentry Shousha, RN, retired in 1995 from her position as an intensive care unit critical care nurse at the Nashville Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tennessee. Aligned with the hospital for five years, she formerly worked in medical nursing and as a gastrointestinal nurse. Ms. Shousha also contributed for over 20 years as a clinical manager and office nurse in Britton, South Dakota, an obstetrics-gynecology nurse at Nashville General Hospital, an in-service educator at Tri County Hospital in Georgia and a medical nursing instructor at Nashville General Hospital. Throughout her career, Ms. Shousha was a regular contributor of the South Dakota Journal of Medicine. It

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Nancy Beasom


Now a retired occupational therapist and consultant, Nancy A. Beasom accumulated more than 20 years of professional excellence with the Embreeville Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Department of Public Welfare. Hired as an occupational therapist in 1975, she proceeded to acquire the roles of a supervisor and mental retardation unit manager. Additionally, she worked in consulting for a private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for the Chester County MHMR Unit, as well as Elwyn, Inc., one of the oldest and largest care facilities in the United States, for Brian’s House in West Chester and for Home Health Care Agency in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Since 2005, Ms. Beasom has been employed as a pottery instructor on Princess Cruise

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Providing many years of service to DuPage County, Illinois, as an environmental research technician for the Public Works Department, for the last 15 years, Janet L. Williams has served as an environmental chairwoman for local schools in DuPage County. In addition to her career, she has been a leader of the Environmental Club of the Churchill Elementary School since 1993. Ms. Williams has also served as an assistant troop leader and troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, as well as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher for the Community of Christ Church. Further associated with the Churchill Elementary School as co-coordinator of the annual Olympics Day, Ms. Williams became involved with the Girl

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Betty Gaddis


As an educator of many subjects including music, art and physical education, Betty H. Gaddis would play with the kids during recess instead of just letting them go haywire. She also did after-school activities and led the cheerleading squad for many years, helping them to win many trophies. Although she knew as far back as 5 years old that she’d be a teacher, her very first instructor, Miss Texi Rule, was who really inspired her to get into the career. Aside from Miss Rule, she also fondly recalls Dr. Warren Robbins at Union College, who was a guiding influence. Ms. Gaddis was the first member of her family to become a college graduate. She chose to become an educator because

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