Marvel Joy Culwell

March 13, 1935May 13, 2018
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Marvel Joy Culwell, 83, passed away May 13, 2018. She was born March 13, 1935, in Weatherford, OK to Glen and Gladys Humberd. She enjoyed reading J.A. Jance and Donis Casey, and attending grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events. Marvel and her friend Zelma Hicks were the modern day “Thelma and Louise”. Marvel was a true character in every sense of the word. She is survived by her husband Wesley, two children Sherry and husband Jerry Kilgore, son Wesley, Jr. and wife Kim, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Marvel was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and sisters, and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 8 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Sunny Lane Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery.


  • Joe Duncan
  • Steve Rose
  • Ronnie Skeeters
  • Larry O'Dell
  • Michael Bowles
  • Bobby Watkins
  • Shaun Culwell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kendall Kilgore, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brogan Culwell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wesley Page, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018

Marvel Joy Culwell

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Susan Mulanax, Hendricks

May 17, 2018

I grew up with Sherry and Rick. I was in love with her family. I loved Wesley Richard Culwell and I used to write his name over and over again. Wesley "gave me an old appoloosa pony (I called Mr. Golfer) . I loved that horse. My dad bought me a new pair of boots and Mr. Golfer stepped on my boot, the first day. Wesley told me I was a real cow-girl then. Marvel was the sweetest, kindest mom, she never denied me of spending the night with Sherry. Sherry and I had our children at the same age. Both Milissa and Shane were 3 yrs old when we met up again after high school. We got an apartment together and made some more memories. Marvel's mom lived next door and she thought the kids were so cute. Marvel just amazed me. She was so unlike anyone I had ever known. She was 12 years younger than my mom. She would jump in the car at the drop of a hat and run down to 7-11 and buy us all cokes and bring back. She was a great driver, I think she was the driver of the family. Most importantly was the way her and Wesley would look at each other. It was love story you could see immediately. He loved her. She loved him. No question. He let her get away with anything, he was so easy going and they both welcomed me, anytime, everytime. I loved spending the night, combing the horses, staying up late, and Rick was the honery little brother we both loved. I'm so happy she had such a big family, especially children. I'm sure each one of them were blessed by her as well as Sherry and Rick and Wesley. We will see her again and all rejoice together someday. Thanks for all the memories, Susan Mulanax

Jeanne Finley (Turner)

May 16, 2018

I have known Marvel all of my life, literally. She was one of the most wonderful, crazy ladies I know. She was always there for a chat when you stopped by to see her. She made the most delicious home made bread. But most importantly she was my grandmother, Zelma's, best friend. I own miniature donkeys and have a pair named Zelma and Irving after my grandparents. On April 22 the most beautiful baby donkey was born and I named her Marvel Agnes, not knowing I would be losing her namesake so soon afterwards. I never got to tell Marvel or show her a picture of the beautiful baby but wanted to share her with the family. Marvel will be greatly missed.

Deb Smith

May 16, 2018

Rest in peace dear auntie
You'll be missed by all who knew you.
Thank you for being our new angel looking over us.

Gary & Linda Chaffin

May 14, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Culwell Family and all their friends. - Gary & Linda Chaffin