Ruth L. McCullough, 97, Center Point, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care Dec. 4, 2010, following an extended illness.
She was born in Clay County April 12, 1913, the daughter of Sherman and Anna Catherine (Roeschlein) Bernhardt.
She attended Cory High School.
Ruth married David McCullough Nov. 15, 1930. He preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2003.
Together, they owned and operated a farm in Clay County.
She was a member of Mount Calvary United Methodist Church and most recently attended Ashboro United Methodist Church.
Ruth was also a 50-year member of the Center Point Order of Eastern Star.
Along with serving on the Board of Directors of the Clay County Farm Bureau, Inc., Ruth also served as the Woman's Leader for Sugar Ridge Township.
Ruth was an avid gardener and will forever be remembered for her cooking, especially her noodles.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband David, sisters Ethel Baysinger and Myrtle Moore, brothers Charles, Everett, Herschel, Harvey and Carl Richard Bernhardt, and great-grandchild Jeremy Godfrey.
Survivors include her daughter Winnifred Knust (Jack), Cory, sons Larry McCullough (Betty), Pace, Fla., Don McCullough (Isla), Center Point, and Jack McCullough (Nancy), Brazil, grandchildren Larry Knust (Linda), Brazil, Dixie Haselden (John), Avon, Janis Dorsey (Richard), Avon, Jeff McCullough (Tara), Brazil, Michael McCullough, Princeton, Jack Dale McCullough, Center Point, Anita Godfrey, Bowling Green, Monte McCullough, Pace, Fla., and Mark McCullough, Tallahassee, Fla., sister-in-law Lolita Bernhardt, Clayton, Ind., as well as a large extended family.
Services will be at French Funeral Home, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating. Order of the Easter Star Services take place at the funeral home just prior to funeral services.
Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday, from 11 a.m., until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mount Calvary Cemetery Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.