Lucille  Culley

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Lucille Culley, 98, died peacefully on August 9, 2018, at Oak Pointe in Carthage, Mo., surrounded by her family. Lucille was born July 8, 1920, in Sarcoxie, Mo., to Clarence and Hettie "Coates" Palmer.
She graduated from Sarcoxie High School, then moved to Carthage where she met her husband, Era F. Culley. They were married on April 13, 1940, in Columbus, Kan.
Lucille and Era co-owned and operated Palmer-Culley Market for 13 years. Later they opened and operated Culley's Market on Route 66, in Carthage, until they retired in 1964. After their retirement, they operated a cattle farm northeast of Carthage. Lucille took great pleasure in cooking family dinners and caring for all of the animals at the farm, especially the barn cats.
Lucille is survived by one son, Gerald "Jerry" Culley and wife, Starla, of Carthage; one daughter, Carolyn K. Cole and husband, Gary, of Carthage; one stepdaughter, Louera L. Walker and husband, Leon, of Jasper; eight grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, at Park Cemetery, in Carthage.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carthage Humane Society, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
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