Helen Beth (Carruthers) Culbertson (1926 - 2017)

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Helen Beth Culbertson, 92, of Vandalia, passed away peacefully in her sleep while at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Unity Baptist Church in Vandalia (formerly First Baptist Church downtown), with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday and one hour before services on Sunday, both at the church. Memorials: Vera Baptist Church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mrs. Culbertson was born on Feb. 5, 1926, in Athelstane, Wis., the daughter of Cloide and Ima Hardiman Carruthers. She married Lowell W. Culbertson on Feb. 2, 1944, in Ramsey; he preceded her in death on March 16, 2000.
Helen and Lowell operated Culbertson Skating Rink and Dance in Vandalia. Helen was also a loving and attentive mother to their eight children. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church, formerly First Baptist Church of Vandalia, and also attended Vera Baptist Church regularly.
She is survived by her sons, Donnie Culbertson of Fillmore, Dan Culbertson and his wife Sharon of Vandalia, Bob Culbertson and his wife Susan of Vandalia, and Bill Culbertson and his wife Kathy of Upatoi, Ga.; daughters, Elaine Culbertson of Vandalia, Susan and her husband Ronald Etcheson of Vandalia, and Sherry and her husband Chris Meador of Vandalia; daughter-in-law Jan Culbertson of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Cloide Carruthers Jr., Richard Carruthers and Daniel Carruthers, all of Ramsey; sisters, Donna Depew of Shiloh and Nancy Stanton of Coffeen; brother-in-law, Morris Dean Culbertson of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Aaron Culbertson, Adam Culbertson, Nathan Culbertson, Jamie Culbertson, Joey Culbertson, Benjamin Culbertson, Luke Culbertson, Jacob Culbertson, Bryan Culbertson, Andrew Culbertson, Ian Culbertson, Jody Meador, Katie Callahan, Lora Lofland, Christy Golder, Julie N. Lay and Alaina McHone; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Lonnie Culbertson; and siblings, Mary Ann Wentler, Cloidia Alice Carruthers, Robert Carruthers, Roselene Enright, Imogene Koepnick, Rebecca Hill, Roy P. Carruthers and Ray Carruthers.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 20 to May 3, 2017