OBITUARY: Luberta Ann McCulloch

Luberta Ann McCulloch, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Newton.

She was born August 29, 1933 to William J. and Fern (Behm) Unruh at Axtell Hospital in Newton, KS. Luberta graduated from Newton High School in 1951.

She married Adrian McCulloch on September 16, 1951 in Newton, KS.

Luberta loved to travel and travelled to all 50 states, most of Canada, Australia, Asia and many countries in Europe.

One of Luberta’s joys in life besides her family was sewing. Luberta enjoyed making quilts, clothes, stuffed dolls and animals for her grandkids. Luberta also enjoyed genealogy, discovering family history and watching birds. She was active in Job’s Daughters and supported Adrian with Masonic functions.

Luberta is survived by her husband, Adrian of Newton; sons Bill (Christine) McCulloch of Walnut Creek, CA and Patrick (Tonja) McCulloch of Derby, KS; daughters Marcia (Mark) Kroeker of Oakbank, Manitoba and Lisa (Chris Frazier) McCulloch of Newton, KS; grandchildren Meagan Waltner, Philip Kroeker, Amy Kroeker, Jessica Kroeker, Cruz Castillo, Jenna McCulloch, Abby McCulloch and Bella McCulloch; great-grandchildren Caleb and Colton Waltner; great-great grandchild Amilla Waltner and sister-in-law Ladonna Unruh.

Luberta was preceded in death by her parents, brother Lester Unruh; son Russell McCulloch and grandson Jay McCulloch.

Friends may call Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home with the family present from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Salem United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

A memorial has been established with Salem United Methodist Church in Newton and Good Shepherd Hospice. Contributions may be sent Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS. 67114.

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Arrangements by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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