John Wesley McCulloh
John McCulloh was born at Fort Loudon, Franklin county, Pa., Feb. 4, 1860, and died at his home in Cullom, Ill., on Jan. 3, 1923, aged 62 y. 10 m. 29 d., following an illness dating from May 22. He was the oldest son of a family of ten children and came to Garden Plain, Whiteside county, Ill., in the fall of 1880, in which county he lived for about forty years. He was married to Anna Tarner of Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 17, 1883, and who died March 28, 1888. To this union two children were born, Samuel H., of Los Angeles, Cal., and Ralph, who died in infancy. His second marriage, to Mary Gsell, of Morrison, Ill., occurred Dec. 26, 1889. She died January 7, 1911.
To this union were born seven children: Joseph E. of St. Louis, Mo., M. Mabel Nunemaker and H. Pearl Nunemaker of St. John, Mich.; Amos G. of Lansing, Mich.; Martha May of St. John, Mich.; Mary Edna and Johnnie T. of Cullom. On Dec. 3, 1914, he was married at Palmyra, Mo., to Sarah Burkholder of Lancaster county, Pa., who survives him.
The McCulloh family moved to Cullom, Ill., December, 1916, from which time Bro. McCulloh served the church there as pastor. For over six years he filled the pulpit of the congregation. He was very attentive and regular, and in spite of sickness was seldom found absent from duty. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over thirty years, having taken up the ministry about thirty years ago; he was also a member of the local Board of Missions at the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn his loss a sorrowing wife, 8 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, besides many other relatives and friends. The home loses a loving husband, a beloved father and a faithful, wise counselor.
Services were conducted at Cullom, Ill., by Bro. C. A. Hartzler, text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Services were conducted at Morrison, Ill., by Bro. A. H. Leaman, text, Psa. 103:1-4. The remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
“Farewell, dear father, thou art at rest,
And wilt forever be,
Thou couldst not stay on earth with us.
But we can come to thee.”
Contributed to by: Robyn (Yoder) McDonald