GERTRUDE ”MARLENE” CULP
Gertrude ”Marlene” Culp, 66. of 16 School Rd. Irondale, Ohio died at East Liverpool City Hospital Friday morning, December 28, 2001 from a lengthy illness.
She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on January 2,1935 and was the daughter of the late Ernest ”Clifford” and Wilma Jane Boring Wright.
Mrs. Culp, a lifelong East Liverpool and Wellsville resident, was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Culp, whom she married February 15 1951 and two sons Robert E. Culp and his wife Susan of Wellsville, Ohio, Charles M. Culp and his wife Toni of Canton, Ohio, Six daughters Terry Henderson and her husband Jerry of Marysville, Ohio, Ann Board and her husband Donald of Wellsville, Ohio, Jayne Palmer and her friend Ted McElroy of Wellsville, Ohio, Patricia Jarvis and her husband Thomas of Baltimore, Md., Susan Bayless and her huband Mark of East Liverpool, Ohio and Karen Smith of Wellsville, Ohio, Twenty-two Grandchildren Bob Culp and his wife Amy of Highlandtown, Ohio, Chris Culp of Wellsville, Ohio, Dustin Culp of Wellsville, Ohio, Kelly Hoyt of Marysville, Ohio, Kerry Koran and her husband Eric of East Liverpool, Ohio, Kyle Hoyt of Marysville, Ohio, Donnie Board and his wife Sue of Wellsville, Ohio, Dan Board and his wife Rebecca of Wellsville, Ohio, Chad Board and his wife Michelle of Tuson , Ariz., Adam Board of Wellsville, Ohio, Jared Board of Wellsville, Ohio, Zac Faloon of East Liverpool, Ohio, Zara Faloon of Wellsville, Ohio, Marty Stearns of Wellsville, Ohio, Cassy Walker and her husband Chris of West Point, Ohio, J. R. Chamberlain of West Point, Ohio, Erin Witherow of East Liverpool, Ohio, Tyler Bayless of East Liverpool, Ohio, Andy Bayless of East Liverpool, Ohio, Ashley Culp of East Liverpool, Ohio, Tracy Russell and her husband Steve of Salem, Ohio, Tommy Smith of Minerva, Ohio, Ten Great Grandchildren Avery Culp of Wellsville, Ohio, Nickolas Culp, Caitlyn Culp, Kylee Culp all of Highlandtown, Ohio, Austin Hoyt of Marysville, Ohio, Cheyenne Koran, Dokota Koran both of East Liverpool, Ohio, Daniel Board, McKayla Board both of Wellsville, Ohio, and Aaron Board of Tuson, Ariz.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister Shiela Sullivan.
Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday December 31, 2001 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Ron Bown of the Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church officiating.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Wellsville on Sunday December 30, 2001 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
The little girl’s grandma lied dying in bed.
She stands nearby listening to what is said.
Her eyes had tears she tries hard not to shed, nor show.
Her grandma smiles, for there isn’t much she doesn’t know.
As each day turns a new page, she wishes that she might have lived to an older age.
She has given up hope, for the time has come where she must learn to cope.
I must be strong, but I don’t want to live long.
Despite my pain and tears, I doubt my heart will heal.
Grandma has forever closed her eyes, if only I could have said the final goodbye.
Her memory is fading out of my head, I still can’t believe she’s dead.
What seems that long off really is not far.
Do you still think of me wherever you are, wherever that may be, is it nice in Heaven?
I know you made it there.
Do you know that I still care?
I have to understand an angel has come to take you by the hand.
I cry today, harder than yesterday, while thinking of the things I didn’t get to say.
I think of all the yesterdays, the good ones and bad.
I think of all the love we shared and the good times we had.
I wish I could see you, even if it was just for a while, just to see your smile.
For now your gone to Heaven far above and left behind the ones you dearly love.
I’d give up forever just to touch you once more.
I’d sit next to you, just the two of us.
I’m trying to make you proud, but all of my dreams have been covered by a cloud.
I know I have to move on, but I can’t believe that she’s gone.
Those days we shared are gone, her laugh, her smile, her touch, her voice, her beauty, all I have is her sweet memory. It’s all gone.
Written by Ashley Culp