2018-09-06 / Obituaries

Mary E. Culler

McConnellsburg, 94

Mary Edith Culler, 94, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday August 28, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, with her children by her side.

She was born September 23, 1923, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late John and Mary Clugston Truax.

She was a 1940 graduate of McConnellsburg High School. She married the late Merrill Culler February 9, 1943, in Hagerstown, Md.

Early in life, she worked as a seamstress for Sagner Co. in McConnellsburg. She later purchased the White Swan Restaurant, which she owned and operated until the mid-to late 1950s. She later worked in the real estate market and in tax preparation until she retired when she was in her 80s. In her spare time, she enjoyed bingo and crocheting afghans, which she donated to various civic organizations in the Fulton County area.

She was a member of Green Hill Sewing Club, Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, Fulton County Republican Women, the Women’s Auxillary of American Legion Post 561, the Women’s Auxillary of FOVA Post 655 and a life member of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four children: Betty Munch Palmer (wife of Lynn), Palm Bay, Fla.; Fred (husband of Violet) Culler, McConnellsburg; and Sharon Strait, Mc- Connellsburg, and Linda Culler, of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Truax; her husband, Merrill I Culler; one grandson, Chad Strait; three brothers: Henry, Charles and an infant George Truax, and one son-in-law, Richard Munch.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 4, at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. Interment was at Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Medical Center Foundation, c/o Long-Term- Care Unit, 214 Peach Orchard Rd., McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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