Edna Lucille Cullum Rausch, a resident of Chapman, Kan., passed away at Chapman Valley Manor, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the age of 94.
Edna was born Sept. 12, 1917, in Shirley, Ark. Her parents were Henry McKinley and Lucinda Jane Carmichael Cullum. She attended grade school and helped with the family farm. She served with the U.S. Army Women's Corp from 1943 to 1951. While in the military, she obtained her G.E.D., the rank of Sergeant, and she served as a chef. She was married to Albert William Rausch on Dec. 31, 1949, in Ft. Monroe, Va. After being stationed at Ft. Monroe, they were stationed at Ft. Greeley, Alaska, and in 1963, they were transferred to Ft. Riley, Kan. They made Chapman their home in 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, on June 20, 2000. She continued to live at the family home until moving to Chapman Valley Manor in October of 2006. She was a member of the Chapman United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, the Priscilla Club, and she was a volunteer for the American Red Cross.
She is survived by one son, Michael William Rausch and wife, Pamela Kling, of Madison, Wis.; one daughter, Lucretia Elizabeth Snider and husband, Ray, of rural Abilene, Kan.; six grandsons, William Rausch and Mary McFadden, Thomas Rausch, Paul Snider and wife, Afton, Caleb Snider and wife, Lindsey, Luke Snider and Mark Snider, and four great-grandchildren, Remi Rausch, Sydnie Snider, Elsa Snider and Cade Snider.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; one infant son, Mark Wayne Rausch in September of 1956; three sisters, B. Ethel Cullum Johnson, Rosalee Cullum Craig and Ruthie Cullum Hardin, and three brothers, Henry "Dub" Cullum, Claud Cullum and Calvin "Cude" Cullum.
Funeral services will be held at the Chapman United Methodist Church in Chapman at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23 with Rev. Kenneth Trickle, Jr., officiating. The family will receive friends at the Londeen Funeral Chapel from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, June 22.
Memorials may be given to the U.S. Army Women's Corp, Chapman Valley manor, Chapman Library, Chapman Senior Citizen Center or the Chapman United Methodist Church. Memorials may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.
Graveside services and military burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, in the Derr Cemetery at Pinkstaff, Ill. The family will have a visitation from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 25, at the Emmons-Macey-Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Ill.