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Obits > 1980 - Clarence C. Culley

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 31, 1980 - Thursday, pg 4


Clarence C. Culley, 90, of 213 S. Main St., Tampico, died Wednesday evening in his home.

Funeral services for Mr. Culley will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Allen-Schmitt-Garland Funeral Chapel in Tampico with Rev. George David, pastor of the Tampico United Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  A memorial has been established in his memory to the Tampico United Methodist Church.

Mr. Culley was born on Oct. 7, 1889 in Jackson County, the son of Ebenezer and Harriett Brewer Culley.  He was united in marriage to Mammie O. Bennett on Nov. 8, 1910 in Carbondale.  Mr. Culley was a baker by trade and baked the first loaf of bread in Dixon State School and was there for seven years.  He then returned to Carbondale to continue the bakery business and was also a shoe repairman for many years before retiring 23 years ago and moved to Tampico.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carbondale.

Mr. Culley is survived by his wife, Mammie, four daughters, Mrs. Ivean Aldrich of Iowa City, Iowa, Mrs. Bernard (Evelyn) Short of East Moline, Mrs. Dr. J. H. (Dorothy) Houseman of Jerseyville and Mrs. Gene (Helen) Ottesen of Carbondale, 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents and one grandson, Chris in 1979.


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