ETHEL R. CULP PORTAGE, IN Ethel R. Culp, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at VNA Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso. She was born on May 25, 1925 in Kingston, PA to the late John Thomas and Ethel May (nee Orr) Rodda. Ethel was a resident of Portage since 1971, formerly of New Jersey, homemaker, and member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Ethel is survived by children: Susan Culp of Park Forest, IL and Thomas (Beth) Culp of Portage, IN; grandchildren: Stacie (Josiah) Hescock of Battlecreek, MI and Andrew Culp of Portage, IN; great grandchild, Maddux. Preceded in death by husband, Howard L. Culp on August 12, 2007; brother, Jack Rodda; and sister, Elsie Jenkins. Friends may call from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell Street, Valparaiso IN with a funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Myrle Benefiel officiating. Interment, Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice. Arrangements by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc. (219) 462-3125.
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2305 North Campbell Street
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Published in The Times on Feb. 22, 2014