The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 4, 2013

Georganna McCulley

JOPLIN, Mo. — Georganna McCulley, age 85, formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed away Friday Aug. 2, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Ft Smith, Ark.

Georganna was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Joplin, to G.A. and Emma Dempsey Wadleigh.

She married Raymond McCulley on Nov. 25, 1947, in Joplin. He preceded her in death in 2008.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Burkert; one brother, Dick Wadleigh; and one sister, Rosemary Wiedeman.

Georganna was long time area resident and was employed as a bookkeeper for the Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County for many years. She was also a long time member of Villa Heights Christian Church.

She is survived by two grandchildren,Tiffany Beshears and husband, Kevin, Greenwood, Ark., Eric Burkert and wife, Leslie, Grain Valley, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Brayden Beshears, Matthew Burkert, Eli Burkert, and Zackery Beshears; and one brother, Fred Wadleigh.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 7, at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, with Eric Burkert and Kevin Beshears officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin, Mo.

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