Verla Cullum

February 2, 1920 - May 6, 2008
Verla Cullum, 88, of Whitewater, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Fairhaven Retirement Community. She was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Rosiclare, IL, the daughter of Luther and Myra (Roberts) Hicks. Verla married Julius Orval Cullum Jr. on Dec. 20, 1939. She worked at Rockford Products for 28 years as an inspector. Following her retirement in 1982 she moved to the Whitewater area. Verla loved being a mother and grandmother. She had an interest in gardening, songbirds, and also a special cat named Callie.
Verla is survived by two children, W. Wayne (Kathy) Cullum and Lois (Ben Jr.) Vitale; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jewell (Ray) Baker and Mary (Richard) McLellan. She was preceded in death by five brothers: Edgar, John, Arlie Vern, Lincoln, and Calvin Jr.; and six sisters: Edna, Pauline, Willena, Shirley, Creta, and Pearl.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2008, at the NITARDY FUNERAL HOME in Whitewater, with Rev. Kendell Nordstrom officiating. Burial will take place at Richmond Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Jason Welch and Dr. Janet Fechter, as well as all her caregivers at Fairhaven.

Source: Hardin County Independent

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