Loretta Cullison

  • Born: December 4, 1919
  • Died: August 13, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

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Loretta Cullison, 99, moved to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from Avonlea Cottage in Sterling.

Loretta May Cullison was born to Harold and Harriet (Lloyd) Pritchard on December 4,1919, in Belvidere, Illinois. She was a graduate of Belvidere High School In 1937 and Northern Illinois State Teachers College in DeKalb. She married Roy F. Cullison on January 1, 1942, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He preceded her on June 2, 2005.

Her teaching career began in a rural two room school in Boone County and concluded as a first grade teacher at Logan School in Belvidere. She was an active member of the Belvidere First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School and home Bible studies for many years. In 2002, she and her husband moved to Rock Falls to be near their daughter. Loretta was a member of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Kim) Groharing of Rock Falls and her son, Stephen (Becky) Cullison of Hillsboro, Illinois; her 5 grandchildren, Janna Groharing, Marcy (John) Moorhead, Taylor (Alex) Cullison, Blair (Grant) Jarzynka, and Paige Cullison; and her 4 great grandchildren, Alyssa and Kaitlyn Moorhead and Blake and Lauren Cullison.

She was preceded by her husband, a sister and brother-in-law, June and Maynard Oakley and a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale and Marge Cullison.