SIKESTON - Audrey Mae Baker McCullough, 89, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 25, 2002, in Sikeston.
Born March 1, 1913, in Charleston, daughter of the late Elzia and Maggie Golightly Baker, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She had been employed by Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
On April 20, 1940, she married Walter Alvin McCullough who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1971.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Christine McCullough of Cape Girardeau and Richard and Verna McCullough of Charleston; four daughters and sons-in-law, Dessie and Tom Tramel of Powell, Wyo., Daisy and Gerald McClain of Charleston, Dorothy and Fred Turner of Sikeston and Mary and Kenneth Hillis of Poplar Bluff; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Leonard and Esther Baker of Norwalk, Calif., Ruey Baker of Bakersville, Calif., and Ruby Niederstadt of Poplar Bluff.
She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, Janine and Jimmy Griffin, Ellen and Tony Gorostiza, Rhonda and Lee Welch, Jerry and Sarah McClain, Terri and Calvin Wilmurth, Christy and Brent Horton, Tomi Jean Gilbert, Sherry and Lorance Woods, Bryant Tramel, Larry and Trena Tramel, Patty and David Cowser, Eric and Mary Turner, Scott and Jennifer Turner, Debbie McCullough, Chan and Tammy McCullough, Katryn Wells, Tim Williams, Mike Williams, Sonya and Steve Linley, Shelly and Curtis Stinnett and Barbara and Eddie Fiske; and 28 great-grandchildren, Julie Ann Griggs, Lee Griggs, Brandon Griffin, Stephen Gorostiza, Branston Branam, Cole Branam, Jerry McClain, Karyle McClain, Maggie Horton, Stephen Gilbert, Kimberly Gilbert, Alicia Gilbert, Patrick Beyer, Jessica Beyer, Holly Tramel, Kassie Tramel, Christianna Tramel, Ashtyn Cowser, Chance Turner, Kailey Turner, Gavon Turner, Tiffany Johnson, Chandra McCullough, Matthew McCullough, Justin Wells, Leigh Daisy Williams, Lindsey Linley and Brayden Stinnett.
Mrs. McCullough was also preceded in death by four brothers, Carroll Baker, Everett Baker, Gerald Baker and baby Earl Baker; one sister, Juanita Brown; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Pazdera and Christopher Fiske.
Services were conducted Monday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Jack Hargraves, pastor of Victory Chapel Churh in Sikeston and Johnny Hester, minister of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston, officiated.
Songs included "Prayer List" and the "Old Rugged Cross," sung by her grandchildren, Rhonda Welch and Christy and Brent Horton.
Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons: Eric Turner, Scott Turner, Chan McCullough, Matthew McCullough, Bryant Tramel, Jerry McClain, Stephen Gorostiza and Branston Branam.
Burial followed in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.