Jann Wickersham Pullig

September 21, 1934April 27, 2014
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Jann Buttery Pullig was born September 21, 1934, in Mangum, Oklahoma, to Josephine Dixon and William Jefferson Wickersham. She attended grades one through nine in Mangum, and then moved to Killeen, TX, where she graduated from Killeen High School in 1952. She received a BS degree in home economics from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX in 1956 and an MA degree in reading from Northern Arizona University in 1972. Jann married Wilburn Buttery June 1, 1956, and moved to Midland where both were employed as teachers in the Midland Independent School District. She taught 28 years, the last 21 as a reading specialist at Robert E. Lee High School, before retiring in 1989. After Wilburn’s death in 1985, Jann married Jim E. Pullig in Midland, March 25, 1989. Jann was a member of Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Classroom Teachers, Texas Retired Teachers Association, Midland Association of Retired School Employees, the Zeta Xi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and Delta Zeta Sorority. She was active in community endeavors and church activities. She was the local and area representative for Youth for Understanding for many years, placing exchange students in Midland area homes. She belonged to St. Paul’s UMC and later to St. Luke’s UMC, where she was a member of the Keystone Sunday School Class. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wilburn Oatman Buttery and husband Jim Pullig. She is survived by her daughter, Maralee Vezie (husband Eric and their daughters Michelle, Claire and Karen) of London, England, son, Mark Buttery of Midland, Texas, stepdaughter, Susan Lipscomb (husband Ken and their children Nicholas and Amanda) of Austin, TX, and stepson Bruce Pullig (wife Lorelei and their children Nathanial and Sarah) of Richmond, TX. She is also survived by her stepmother, Eva Wickersham, her half-sisters, Judy Schauermann, Susie Hauslein, LaNeen Densley, Fran Breeden and Sandi Wickersham, and her half-brother Frank Wickersham. Jann died at Midland Memorial Hospital, Sunday, April 27, 2014. A visitation will be held in Midland at Ellis Funeral Home Friday, May 2, from 6 to 8 pm and a graveside service in Llano, TX, Saturday, May 3, at 3:00. A memorial service will be held in Midland at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Sunday, May 4, at 3:00. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3011 Kansas Ave, Midland, TX 79701 or Midland Need to Read, 1709 W Wall St, Midland TX, 79701. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, May 2, 2014
  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 4, 2014

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Lorine Kuhn

May 15, 2014

Sympathy to all family members for your loss of such a lovely lady. She graced the world with her presence and touched the lives of so many children. She was a dear friend, colleague, and DKG sister. Her memory will forever remain in my heart.

May 5, 2014

The angels in Heaven are rejoicing as an angel has arrived. She was such a dear friend and supporter for so many years. Her dedication to her profession, her family and the many students will be a legacy. Marilee and Mark, I know that you are blessed that you had such a dear mother. Our sympathy to you. Billy and Annalon Gilbreath

Kim Vest

May 4, 2014

Maralee and Mark I'm so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I know she will surely be missed. Such a wonderful mother and a awesome educator. I am happy I had the pleasure of knowing her. My prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Faye Pullig Copeland

May 3, 2014

My heart is filled with sorrow upon hearing the news of Jann's passing. Please except my most sincere condolences. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I am Jim Pullig's first cousin. Daughter of the late Willie Pullig.

Ruth Ann Martin Adams

May 3, 2014

May your memories & God's love be of comfort during this difficult time. I know Jann will be greatly missed. I'll be praying for yall.

Annette Moss

May 3, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jann's children and all her family today and in the days to come. May God bless you with peace and comfort during your time of sadness.
Jim Pullig and I are first cousins
The late Willie Pullig is my father
Jim Pullig's Uncle
Dolan Pullig's brother

Mella McEwen

May 3, 2014

Maralee and I have been friends since junior high school and I considered Jann and Wilburn to be friends as well - they were lovely people. My deepest sympathies to Maralee and Mark and the rest of Jann's loving family.

Jill Wickersham Burton

May 2, 2014

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your special memories of Jann (mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, niece, cousin and friend) bring you comfort and peace.

With my love,
Cousin Jill Wickersham Burton

May 2, 2014

Jann and I are cousins and in March I was able to spend two weeks with her. We flew from Midland with Mark, Jann's son, where we helped celebrate our Aunt Helen's 100th birthday in Winter Park, Florida. We had a lot of joyous fun being with relatives and friends during this wonderful occasion.

Spending several days in Midland made the trip even more blessed, for Jann and I relived good old days, present days, and days to come. Having that time with her now is even more appreciated.

I will always remember her as one who loved people and spent much of her time making use of her good qualities, love, and sincerity to others. She was very intelligent and made good use of her understanding to students, friends, relatives, strangers, and loved ones.

I will greatly miss Jann, her bubbling personality, her love of talking, and her sincerity.

With love from Cousin Mary Ann (Georgetown, Texas)

Kathy Credicott Swafford

May 1, 2014

Jim and family,
I'm so very sorry to hear about Jann. May God bless you and your family. I am fortunate to have met you and Jann. I enjoyed our visits each time you both came into the salon. My sincere condolences.
Kathy Credicott Swafford