Maribelle Culver

April 9, 1940September 5, 2021

Maribelle L. Culver, age 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, September 5, 2021. Maribelle was born April 9, 1940 in Niles, MI to Russell and Grace Gebby.

She taught elementary school for five years and enjoyed knitting, reading, and traveling. Maribelle was a member of Berean Baptist Church for 47 years and actively participated in Bible Study Fellowship for over 15 years. Although she struggled for 48 years with disabilities from a stroke at age 32, she was persistent with daily devotions and daily exercise. She was a fighter; she didn't give up. She was devoted to her husband and loved her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 58 years, Earl Culver; children Duane (Mari-Clare) Culver, Brenda (Mark) Gonyer, and Lisa (Dean) Woodard; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Suzanne Gebby.

Family committal services will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery. A memorial service for Maribelle will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Berean Baptist Church, 1574 Coit Ave. NE, Grand Rapids with Pastor Marcus Little officiating. Relatives and friends may meet her family from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at church. The memorial service will be live streamed at Her family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Maribelle may be made to Berean Baptist Missionary Memorial Fund.


  • Berean Baptist Missionary Memorial Fund


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 11, 2021


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Elizabeth Bartels

September 9, 2021

We will always remember her sweet gentle spirit and commitment to God and family. May you, her family, feel His arms around you as you go through this huge adjustment in your lives. We love you.

Linda Kilmer

September 8, 2021

Maribelle was a gracious lady who always had a smile. She never let her disability get in the way of her love for Jesus and others. It was a privilege to know her and go to the same church together for many years. I know she will be deeply missed by family and friends but she is in the presence of Jesus today! How wonderful that must be!

Sue Ramos

September 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Always will have the memories of Her and Earl coming to have lunch with us at the office. Will surely be missed. Big hugs to you Earl.

Sue Jacobs

September 8, 2021

Maribelle was the sweetest woman and neighbor I know. I will miss her. She was such an inspiration to me. She was determined to do her exercises and I will never forget her visiting me when I was not able to get downstairs she had Earl bring her up. Amazing Lady I will miss her deeply. My sympathies to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Maribelle💕🙏🙏🙏