Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shirley Rose Cullum (Coach Cullum) went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 29 2008 early on a Sunday morning. Shirley was born June 19, 1936 in Valier Illinois and was the first girl born into the family in 25 years. She was married on December 22 1957 to her sweetheart and Best Friend Bob Cullum and celebrated her life with him for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert and her parents Gustave and Christina Harvengt. She has now joined her daughter Christi Cullum Johnson and the love of her life Bob Cullum in Heaven. She is survived by daughters Pam Condra and husband Ralph, Barbara Masters and husband Rick and son-in-law Sam Johnson. She is also survived by brother Thom Harvengt and his wife Betty. She is also survived by six precious grandchildren Eric Masters, Heather, Ross and Dillon Condra and Brittany and Christopher Johnson. She graduated from Southern Illinois University. She taught school at Harlandale Middle School for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in San Antonio Texas. Shirley enjoyed making people laugh and telling jokes to make people smile and have a brighter day. She enjoyed reading and going on adventures to different places with friends and Bob. Shirley will be dearly missed by family and friends . The family would like to thank the staff of Odyssey Healthcare for the love and friendship they showed to her and her family during her journey home. Gifts of love can be given to the Television Ministry at First Baptist Church.

22 comments:

plieck30 said...

I would like to offer my heartfelt sympathy Barbara. I can barely remember seeing your Mom but never knew her well but I know she was a nice coach. I know you will miss her so much but at least she won't suffer anymore and will be with your Dad. Love, paula

am4039 said...

your parents sound like such wonderful people, that's why your so wonderful. I'm so sorry my dear.

buggieboo1 said...

Barbara my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Sharon

sharonna1955 said...

oh Barbara my deepest sympathys are with you in yet another huge loss in your life .i am so sorry for your loss.you wwill be in my prayersluv yah Sue

robinngabster said...

I'm so sorry Barbara...my thoughts and prayers are with you.  I know our Lord has welcomed your Mom with open arms!  xoxo

lsfp1960 said...

What a special lady !  I know you'll miss her but remember the joyous reunion that you will have someday.  Linda in WA

rdautumnsage said...

I'm so sorry for your loss dear friend. I will be keepin you and your family in my prayers on the smoke during this time of sorrow. Your mother left footprints across your heart so you would always know she was there. Your in my thoughts hon....(Hugs)Indigo

tpiez4me said...

What a special reunion!!  Barbara, your Mom taught you many things.  Cherrish your memories.  

Sharon

helmswondermom said...

My deepest condolences to you.  I know this must be a very hard time.  I hope you and your family find the peace and strength needed to get you through the next few days.  Please take care.
Lori

pamal3 said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. My heart goes out to you. i will keep you In my thoughts and prayers. Love Pam xx

jeanno43 said...

So sad to read of the  passing of our mother.  My condolences to you and all of the family.  I will be praying for you that you are able to find comfort at this sad time.  God bless.

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nightmaremom said...

I am so sorry for your loss.  Sending good thoughts, prayers, and tender hugs to all of you
d

carouselqueen70 said...

I am so sorry about you mother. I lost my sister in october. I am still hurting. If you need someone to talk to please dont hesitate to e-mail me or IM me..You can visit my journal anytime " struggling with my life" Once again I am so sorry for your loss...hugs, Christine

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwww Barbara, I am so sorry to hear this, Hugs to you hon, Love You Lisa XOXO

gilpete2 said...

What can I say that is sensitive,of value to others and appreciative of your transparent sharing during such a time in life.Thank you.I am not a modern person who makes the computer more than it should be but am finding it is fine tool for sharing real life values and also getting that occasional needed uplift.I am an old preacher so it is more good practice for drawing others to a better way without force or self-promotion.God Bless

lv2trnscrb said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Barbara; I know how hard it is to lose a mom and I know you are still grieving your dad

hugs to you

betty

pprrrr39 said...

Barbara,

I am so very sorry to hear about your mother's death. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

I hope you do not mind but i read your previous entry entitled Mom, your mother sounded like a wonderful person and i love the part of when you sang Over the Rainbow to her. She is now with the others who have passed and who she loved so much, also free from pain.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Jayne

ally123130585918 said...

Barbara I am so sorry to hear of your loss ~ My deepest condolences to you and your family ~ Ally x

pharmolo said...

Barbara,
I am very sad to hear you lost your mother early last Sunday, and wish to express my sympathies and support at this time. As you may be aware, I lost my mother 2 months ago and know only too well what you are going through. I am pleased that your mom is no longer suffering, and has gone to a place without pain. Wishing you strength for the funeral and the days, weeks, and months to come.

Guido

preciousone25 said...

Barbara, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother, please know that you are in my prayers at this difficult time.  She sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

Joann

andeeewarhol said...

i am so sorry for what you went through. you will be in my prayers and thoughts

countrylady4071 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the death of your Mother.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hugs,
Pat from Virginia