Carolyn Grace (Fulton) CullopMay 17, 1932 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 87)
Carolyn Grace Cullop, 87, of Sterling, passed away October 9, 2019 at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. She was born May 17, 1932 in Winfield, KS, the daughter of Thomas R. and Nelle Branson Fulton. Carolyn graduated from Winfield High School with the class of 1950, and later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, and her Master’s Degree in Education from Western State College in Gunnison, CO. Carolyn has resided in Sterling since 1961, having moved to Lyons in May of 2019. Carolyn was a teacher at Pratt, Winfield, Sterling Union 2, and Sterling Grade School for thirty five years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sterling. She enjoyed stamping; traveling in their camper; grading papers; quilting; playing bridge; cooking for the holidays; and most of all, she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On May 28, 1956, Carolyn was united in marriage with Gerald Lloyd Cullop in Twenty Nine Palms, California. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2012. She is also preceded in death by her parents and great-grandson, Crosby Michael Schrader. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Sally Peterson of Manhattan, KS; son, Jerry Cullop and wife Kelly of Sterling; five grandchildren, Kelsey Sellers and husband Mikie, Maret Schrader and husband Clayton, Janna Splitter and husband Matt, Jacey McDaniel and husband Sam, and Jared Cullop; six great-grandchildren, Trey Sellers, Charlotte and Cora Schrader, Laikyn and Landry Splitter, and Delaney McDaniel. Funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 14, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Sterling with Pastor Amy Foster officiating. Burial will be at Sterling Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M., Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present. Memorials may be given to the Sterling Grade School (for the Be Kind Movement) in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.