Orpha Alice Culver
November 20, 1921 – September 30, 2019
Orpha A. Culver, 97, of Hanna City, Illinois, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 20, 1921 to Floyd M. and Wenona L. (Holzhauser) Knox on a farm near Maquon, Illinois. She married Warren John Culver on January 1, 1942, a few weeks after Pearl Harbor, at her parent’s home. He preceded her in death in 2000. Also preceding her was her parents, her sister, Opal Watkins, and granddaughter, Kerry Culver of Epswich, England. Survivors include four sons, Gary (Sam) Culver of Fishers, Indiana, Dennis Culver of Canton, Illinois, Bradley (Louise) Culver of Peoria, Illinois and Gregory (Kim) Culver of Farmington, Illinois; 15 grandchildren: Troy Culver, Trudy Stoner, Dione Anderson, Amy Sticha, Kevin Culver, Bailey Culver, Steven Culver, Renee Allen, Johnette “Kiddol" Johnson, Warren Culver, Joseph Culver, Wendy Altman, Jerry Culver, Kacey Bohanan and Rachel Culver. Orpha has 32 great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Orpha attended McGirr Grade School and graduated from Maquon High School in 1940 which was a class of seven boys and seven girls. She grew up on a farm and enjoyed helping her father plow fields with her favorite mules, Pete and Jerry. During World War II, she lived in Galesburg and worked at Gale Products and Knox County Farm Bureau while Warren was serving in the Army-Air Corp. After he was discharged in November, 1945, they farmed for 35 years. They also enjoyed gardening. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was known to be a hard worker, a great cook and known for her special birthday angel food cakes and homemade rolls. She was a member of TOPS 1305, a volunteer at Wildlife Prairie Park (since it opened in 1978) last working in 2013 after 35 years and a member of the Trivoli Methodist Church. She touched many lives and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Davison Fulton Woolsey Wilton Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memory Garden. Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Department or to the Trivoli Methodist Church. You may create an online condolence at www.woolsey-wilton.com.
- Floyd M. Knox, Father
- Wenona L. Holzhauser Knox, Mother
- Opal Watkins, Sister
- Warren John Culver, Husband
- Gary and Sam Culver, Son
- Dennis Culver, Son
- Bradley and Louise Culver, Son
- Gregory and Kim Culver, Son
- Kerry Culver, Granddaughter
- Troy, Kevin, Bailey, Steven, Warren, Joseph, Jerry and Rachel Culver and Trudy Stoner, Dione Anderson, Amy Sticha, Renee Allen, Johnette "Kiddol" Johnson, Wendy Altman and Kacey Bohanan, Grandchildren
- Thirty two Great and Great Great Grandchildren
- Orpha was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Wenona; her husband, Warren; her sister, Opal; and granddaughter, Kerry Culver.
- Kevin Culver
- Warren Culver
- Layne Culver
- Troy Culver
- Curt Anderson
- Bryer Anderson
- Kacey Bohanan
- Rachel Culver
- Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection
Trivoli United Methodist Church
115 N. Trivoli Rd., Trivoli, Illinois 61569
- Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
Orpha Alice Culver
Nancy Fogg Garlish
October 7, 2019
Thinking of you Gary and your family. Many wonderful memories of your mom.
LA VELLE BORDERS
October 5, 2019
I did not know Mrs. Culver, but I do know Brad and Louise. I am sorry that you have lost your mother and that you are grieving. Know that I and your neighbors grieve with you. She sounds like a wonderful mom and a lovely lady. May the Lord bless you and your family with loving remembrances of her.
October 4, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort all of you!