Joan C. Culp

Joan C. Culp, age 88 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at San Gabriel Memory Care in Highland, IL.

She was born May 06, 1928, in Bunker Hill, IL, the daughter of Walter and Beulah (nee Barnes) Olmsted.

On December 20, 1947, she married Alfred E. Culp at Gillespie, IL. He passed away on December 22, 2007.

She was a member of VFW Post 5694 Auxillary – Highland; Helvetia Sharpshooters Society – Highland; Highland Toastmistress Club; Wienheimer women’s exercise group. .

Joan retired in 1979 from Staunton Memorial Hospital, where she worked as a secretary in the laboratory for ten years. She also worked at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland for three years in a similar job. She graduated from Bunker High High School and attended IL State University. Joan and her husband had lived in Springfield, Gillespie, Staunton and moved to Highland in 1977. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and dancing with Al at the Helvetia Sharpshooter Society, of which Al was an officer. Joan belonged to several card clubs and enjoued buying and selling collectibles.

Survivors include :
Son – Alan E. (Becky) Culp, O Fallon, MO
Daughter – Janice L. Culp, Springfield, IL
Daughter – Christine D. Sumner, Highland, IL
Son – Martin M. “Mike” (Ann) Culp, Edwardsville, IL
Son – Leland E. “Lee” Culp, Gillespie, IL
Son – Steven P. (Inna) Culp , Brentwood, TN
Grandchild – Andrea (Chris) Noel, Washington, IL
Grandchild – Timothy Culp, O’Fallon, IL
Grandchild – Joseph (Heather) Sumner, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Kathryn “Kadi” (Chris) Juris, Danvers, IL
Grandchild – Bethany (Eric) Paulsen, New Orleans, LA
Grandchild – Benjamin (Megan) Culp, Baton Rouge, LA
Grandchild – Nathan (Pamela) Culp, Wilmington, NC
Grandchild – Gregory Culp, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Richard (Laura) Leh, Alton, IL
Grandchild – Dr. Brent Leh, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Stanislav “Stas” Christiansen, Brentwood, TN
Grandchild – Nicole Christiansen, Brentwood, TN
Great Grandchild – Laine Noel
Great Grandchild – Kaden Noel
Great Grandchild – Trisha Sumner
Great Grandchild – Natalie Sumner
Great Grandchild – Hollie Sumner
Great Grandchild – Colton Talbot
Great Grandchild – Kortney Talbot
Great Grandchild – Calvin Juris
Great Grandchild – Julia Culp
Great Grandchild – Wesley Culp
Great Grandchild – Clayton Culp
Great Grandchild – Emmet Paulsen
Great Great Grandchild – William Talbot
Sister In-law – Elsie Olmsted, Gillespie, IL
Sister In-law – Thelma Elvers, Gillespie, IL
Brother-in-law – Clyde Culp, Peoria, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Walter W. Olmsted
Mother – Beulah B. Olmsted, nee Barnes
Husband – Alfred E. “Al” Culp – Died 12/22/2007
Brother – Harold Olmsted
Sister – Merle Snedeker

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Matthew R. Embry, Pastor, Pastor of Mosaic Church, IL officiating.

Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, IL at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Animal Shelter, Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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