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Colleen A. McCullough

May 3, 2014

Life Sketch for Colleen Ann McCullough


Colleen Ann McCullough died on Saturday, May 3rd at Presbyterian Manor in Newton.


She was born on October 28, 1931 to Emmet and Lucille (Hurst) Bolze in Girard, Kansas. Colleen graduated from Chanute High School in 1949 and was a proud member of the National Honor Society.


Colleen married Richard McCullough on June 19, 1949 at the First Christian Church in Chanute, Kansas. They lived in Iola, Kansas where they owned the Dairy Queen while Richard attended college.  In 1954 they moved to Newton, Kansas and Colleen worked several years for Midland National Bank, retiring as Cashier. She then became a licensed real estate agent and enjoyed her new career.


Through the years she kept in touch with many of her high school friends and people she had worked with.  Colleen enjoyed planning parties and entertaining their many friends.  Additionally, she had a passion and talent for designing and building houses, very much enjoyed playing tennis and bridge as well as being active in many organizations including Junior Reading Circle, P.E.O., Daughters of the American Revolution and was a charter member of Newton Women’s Community Fund.


She is survived by her devoted husband Richard McCullough, son Stephen McCullough and his wife, Dr. Pamela McCullough and grandson William McCullough of Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her parents: Emmet and Lucille Bolze.


A public visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, May 9th at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. A private family graveside service is scheduled May 10th at Greenwood Cemetery. Trinity Heights United Methodist Church of Newton will host a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM, on Friday, Mary 23rd.


A memorial has been set up for Newton Women’s Community Fund-Colleen McCullough Endowment or Trinity Heights UMC-Bell Choir.  Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com

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4 thoughts on “Colleen A. McCullough

  1. Steve and Pam, Sending prayers your way during this difficult time. Kent and Ruth Williams

  2. I was so sorry to read this today. Colleen was a wonderful lady who carried herself with a special character and class who always held others in high regard. Sweet lady will be dearly missed by her little family. My sympathies to Steve, Pam, William and Richard McCullough. It is so hard to lose our loved ones, they may be gone, but are never forgotten in our hearts and souls.

  3. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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