Donna B. McCullough

Jul 26, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014
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March 2, 1927 — Jan. 5, 2008

LITCHFIELD — Donna B. (Holibaugh) Behling McCullough, 80, of Litchfield, died Saturday in Clarendon Township as the result of an automobile accident.

She was born March 2, 1927 in Jackson, daughter of the late Lyle and Mary Maude (Cobb) Holibaugh. She attended Albion schools.

She had lived in Litchfield since 1989, moving there from Homer. Before that, she lived in Norwalk from 1981 to 1986 and Marshall from 1953 to 1978.

She retired from Albion Community Hospital, where she was part of the housekeeping team. She also had worked as part of the serving staff in Albion, Jackson and Marshall area restaurants.

She married Edward A. Behling on May 29, 1947 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1977. She married Earl P. McCullough on Oct. 21, 1979 in Harrietta, Mich., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1997.

She was a member of AARP, and was a past member of the Albion Women Of The Moose.

She enjoyed fishing and watching dirt track stock car races. Her greatest joy in her life was her family and the time she was able to spend with them. Wherever she lived the neighborhood children would call her Grandma.

She enjoyed a special relationship with her daughter, Patricia J. Hammond, who died in the same accident. They lived next door to each other for many years and enjoyed having their meals and shopping excursions together.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan K. (David) Richardson of Grand Blanc; sons, Kenneth R. (Connie) Behling of Coldwater and James E. (Carolyn) Behling of Marshall; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; 7 step-daughters; a sister, Florence Cole of Riverside, CA; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edward E. Behling in 1954; and brothers, Lester E. and Harold L. Holibaugh and her parents.

Funeral services took place this morning at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home in Marshall, where calling hours were observed Tuesday. A reception followed services at Marshall Moose Lodge 676.

Private committal services were held at West Eckford Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.kempffuneralhome.com.