New estate gifts to WSU create scholarships for undergraduates
Apr 1, 2008 10:24 AM | Print
The Wichita State University Foundation has received gifts of more than $250,000 from the estates of J. Eleanor Webb and Leota Decarsky to support undergraduate scholarships.
Webb, a Caldwell native, received her nursing diploma from Wesley Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She worked as a registered nurse for 10 years, including time with Dr. Frank L. Menehan, a pediatrician who practiced in the Brown Building (downtown Wichita). Webb was married to Morris Webb, who died in 2002.
Although Decarsky never attended Wichita State, three of her siblings did graduate from WSU. One of these siblings, her sister Karen Reynolds, also has been a longtime staff member at the university.
"We are deeply grateful for the forethought of these two women," said Michael Lamb, WSU Foundation vice president for planned giving. "By including gift provisions in their estate plans, they will help support WSU students for years to come."
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