|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1997|
From The Ponca City News, June 25, 1997 "Editorials"
On the Passing of a Letter Writer
Too often deaths go unnoticed by all but the immediate family, but a funeral notice in Tuesday's News drew the attention of many throughout the community.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Cullum was a homemaker, gardener and fisher. She was also a regular contributor to the Letters to the Editor column in The News.
Mrs. Cullum most recent letter was published in Sunday's News. She was a vigilant observer of city government, and would not hesitate to call mayor, commissioner or newspaper editor to give her opinion of how the community's government should be run.
Not everyone agreed with everything she wrote. But what each of us must appreciate about her, was her willingness to speak out. She spoke or wrote her piece and signed her name.
In many ways, she should be an example for all of us. Be vigilant. Study the issues. Express an opinion.
Jackie Cullum's death is not unnoticed.
Obituary from the Ponca City Newspaper
Jacqueline M. Cullum
Jacqueline M. Cullum, 2704 East Hartford, died Monday, June 23, 1997, at her home. She was 67.
The funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Northeast Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Larry Nigh, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Longwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 A.M. Thursday.
Born Dec. 7, 1929, in Grainola, she was the daughter of Ray Elmer and Mabel (Nelson) Stephens. She graduated from Ponca City High School.
She was married to Gerald D. "Jerry" Cullum on April 4, 1948, in Ponca City. Mrs. Cullum worked at Tyke to Teen Children's Clothing Store, then became a homemaker. She belonged to the Ponca City Trail Blazers and had worked with Boy Scouts. Mrs. Cullum was a member of Northeast Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
She is survived by her son, Gregory Scott Cullum of Ponca City; one brother, Don G. Stephens of Newkirk; and two sisters, Evelyn Hoddy of Ponca City, and Joanna Noyes of Gadsden, Ala; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband on March 18, 1989.
Casket bearers will be Roger Bales, Don Stephens, Kevin Stephens, Brett Stephens, Greg Stephens and Dennis Hoddy.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Cullum's name to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
Gerald Dean Cullum (1928 - 1989)
Gregory Scott Cullum (1960 - 2009)*
Created by: T Hoddy
Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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