Robert Culler

Obituary of Robert Culler

Robert Arden Culler, age 87, of Colony, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas.

He was born June 25, 1927, in rural Colony, Kansas, the son of Robert Parker and Clara (Murray) Culler.

Robert attended school in Colony before he was drafted to the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Robert worked at the Walton Foundry in Iola, Kansas for 33 years as a core maker, and then he was an antenna installer. He also helped Kenny Renyer with farming.

He was a member of the Iola American Legion Post#15; the Lions Club of LaHarpe and Colony, Kansas; and was a coach for baseball teams in the surrounding areas.

Robert married Betty Burton July 1950, and this union was blessed with four children. He then married Thelma New on February 8, 1985, at Iola, Kansas.

He enjoyed fishing and never forgot how to enjoy life with friends and family; he especially enjoyed family dinners and parties. Robert also could be found at the Colony Grocery Store playing cut-throat pitch.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Clara Culler; twin daughters, Jane Ellen and Jillyne Irene; daughter-in-law, Lisa Smart; and one sister, Bettie Caudell; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Holloway; brother-in-law, Irvin New.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Culler, of the home; children, Harry Culler and fiancé Karen of Rhode Island; Roger Culler and wife Sherry of Colony, Kansas; Laura Sterling and husband Pete of Yates Center, Kansas; Patricia Robertson and husband Kelly of Indiana; Jerald Smart and wife Vickie of Garnett, Kansas; James Smart of Moran, Kansas; Joseph Smart and wife Lynn of Cincinnati, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters, Arlene Allen of Emporia, Kansas; Bonnie Rook of Welda, Kansas; sister-in-law, Darlene Olson and husband Gurdon of Greeley, Kansas; brother-in-law, William New of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Colony, Kansas; burial to follow in the Colony Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home in Colony.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colony Lions Club or to the Colony Fire Department.

You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com