Funeral services for Mrs. Madeline Louise (Sitzler) McCullough, age 90, of Bonham, will be held at the Wise Funeral Home Chapel 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Burial will follow in the Willow Wild Cemetery. Bro. Kevin Towery will officiate. Mrs. McCullough passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Nursing Home in Bonham.
Madeline was born on August 12, 1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts, the daughter of Dennis Vincent Sullivan and Margaret Brown Sullivan. She was a graduate from Lynn, Massachusetts and attended business school in Dallas. She married Daniel Read Sitzler on May 11, 1945 in Key West, Florida and he preceded her in death on December 3, 1973. She later married James W. McCullough on August 12, 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas and he preceded her in death on October 5, 1994. She entered the United States Navy on April 2, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts and was honorably discharged on October 28, 1945 in New York City, New York as a Storekeeper 2nd Class. She worked for the County Clerk’s office in Fannin County from 1954-1958 and began working for Bonham Sunbelt Savings and Loan in 1958 and then Bank of America retiring in 1990. Madeline was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bonham and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. She enjoyed water skiing, oil painting and crocheting.
She is survived by: Son and Daughter-in-law: John Patrick “Pat” and Glenda Sitzler of Bonham Granddaughter: Niki Sitzler Ryser and her husband, Erich of McKinney
Pallbearers will be John Simpson, Ronnie Brinlee, James Brewer, Marty White, Donald Mauldin and James Simmons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church 710 N. Center, Bonham, Texas 75418. The family will receive friends at Wise Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 P.M. prior to services on Tuesday.