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Ivis Lorraine LaBarge McCullough
May 16, 1908–May 22, 2008
Ivis Lorraine McCullough, 100, of Wyoming and formerly of Center Junction, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton, Iowa.
A celebration of her life was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Center Junction, Iowa, where friends called from 1:00 p.m. until the service time. Burial was at the North Madison Pioneer Cemetery, Center Junction, Iowa. Lahey Funeral & Cremation Services in Wyoming was in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine was born on May 16, 1908, on a farm near Stone City, Iowa, the daughter of Moses and Alvie (Patterson) LaBarge. Lorraine had just recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. She attended elementary school in Stone City, and in 1925 Lorraine graduated from Anamosa High School. That same year, she attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, where she earned a teaching certificate that allowed her to teach in the country school system. She taught at the Coon Creek School near Sutliff for several years.
On December 23, 1929, Lorraine married Frances Edward (Ted) McCullough in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nine sons were born to this union. Ted and Lorraine farmed for most of their lives in Cedar and Jones County areas, and after Ted's death in 1974, Lorraine lived in Cedar Rapids for a number of years. For several years she had been a resident of the Virginia Gay Nursing Home in Vinton, Iowa.
She is survived by 8 sons, Robert (Shirley) McCullough of Nixa, Missouri; Ronald (Diane) McCullough of Surprise, Arizona; Gary (Karen) McCullough of Henderson, Nevada; Francis (Sandy) McCullough of Waterloo, Iowa; Lynn (Sharon) McCullough of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; David (Carol) McCullough of Waterloo, Iowa; Roger McCullough of Boone, Iowa and Randy (Kathy) McCullough of Ft. Worth, Texas. She is also survived by 29 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ted, and oldest son, James.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 30 May 2008

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