Aug. 24, 1923 — Nov. 4, 2013
Kenneth L. McCullough of Weston passed away Nov. 4, 2013, at the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla at the age of 90 years. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Athena Baptist Church with Pastor John Nichols officiating. Concluding services and interment will be in the Weston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Athena Baptist Church, Saling House Restoration or the charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home.
Mr. McCullough was born Aug. 24, 1923, in LaBelle, Mo., the son of William and Bessie Locker McCullough. He was one of 14 children. Ken was raised in Canton, Mo., and graduated from the Canton High School. On April 30, 1949, he married Lorena Lamm in Milton-Freewater. They were happily married for 64 years. Ken loved woodworking and this love also became his career. He did finish work for many contractors and builders and eventually opened his own cabinet-making business in Athena. Ken was also renowned for making gun-stocks. He was a great athlete and he and his brother, Lester, were a strong battery in softball. With Ken pitching and Lester catching, they were selected to be on the all-star team. Ken was an excellent husband, father and family man. He loved bowling, hunting, fishing and hunting for mushrooms. He also picked berries for his wife’s pies and jam. Ken was a member and trustee of the Athena Baptist Church, where he enjoyed helping complete many projects. The current pulpit is a lasting gift made by Ken. He was also a member of the Carpenter’s Union.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lorena McCullough at the home; two sons and their spouses, Lee and Sandy McCullough of Weston, Larry and Joan McCullough of Toole, Utah; a daughter, Carrie McCullough of Weston; a brother, Charles McCullough of Weston; two sisters, Faye Krajewski of North Carolina, Bessie Glanz of Portland; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. McCullough’s parents; brothers, Leo, Lester, Clayton, Joe and Elvin McCullough; sisters, Eileen Bergman, Forest Tiemann, Vivian Selves, Virginia White, LoVelle Crowl; and his son, Lisle McCullough, all preceded him in death.