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Louella Jane VanHorn McCulloughLouella Jane VanHorn McCullough, 95, of Ford City, PA, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler with her family by her side.
She was born on July 10, 1917 in Klamath Falls, OR, to C. Lee Cornish and Kathryn Blaney (Blose) Cornish.
Louella lived most of her life in Armstrong County and graduated from Kittanning High School in 1935. She married William A. VanHorn in 1942, and then attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Louella was a teacher in the Armstrong School District for 29 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, the State Teachers Association and the Pennsylvania National Grange. In her free time, Louella enjoyed doing needlework, creating many beautiful heirloom-quality pieces throughout her life. Her family and friends will always remember her caring nature and she will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Dr. Dorsey Lee VanHorn and wife, Mary Ellen, of Calhoun, GA; daughters, Karen Claypoole and husband, Ernest, of Ford City, Marcia Elgin and husband, Jeffery, of Ford City, and Nancy Jane Putney and husband, Richard, of Washington, PA; grandchildren, Kathryn Claypoole, Elizabeth (VanHorn) Kearns, Michelle (VanHorn) Hite, Ryan Putney, Joel Putney, Kara Putney, Amanda (Elgin) Mudd and Emily (Elgin) Shipley; great-grandchildren, William Lee Hite, Tessa Kearns, Emira, Logan and Mason Shipley, Cayden and Quintyn Mudd, and Ava Jane Putney; brother, Clarence L "Hap" Cornish, Jr. and wife, Dorothy, of Kittanning; sister, Glesson Fishel, of Vandergrift; and many nieces and nephews.
Louella was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William A. VanHorn; second husband, Thomas F. McCullough; brother, Van Allen Cornish; and sister, Mayselle Schall.
Friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, PA, with the Rev. Dana Wilmot and Rev. Alfred Kimmel co-officiating.
Contributions may be made in Louella's honor to Grace Presbyterian Church, 155 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning, PA 16201.
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