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Wilma Allen Kress Culley
December 13, 1934 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Wilma Allen Kress Culley, Mercer, (Coolspring Twp.) passed away early Sunday morning, October 29, 2023, at the UPMC Hamot, Erie with her family by her side. She was 88.
She was born in Sandyville, WV, the daughter of the late Dennis Byron and Laurella (Carter) Allen. On May 29 1953, she married Richard T. Kress who preceded her in death on August 29, 1976, she subsequently married Ord Culley on November 10, 1979, and he preceded her in death on April 11, 2011.
Mrs. Culley had many varied jobs throughout her life, she owned and operated along with her husband, Kress Exxon, Jackson Center and from 1986 through 2000, she was employed by her son, David as the secretary for Kress Auto Center, Mercer. She was a member of the Fredonia Presbyterian Church and enjoyed playing cards and bingo. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling the country with her husband. Mrs. Culley was always supportive of her children and grandchildren, attending and following their many activities.
Through her marriage to Richard Kress, she had 4 children, Rebecca Ann (Anthony) Sarcinella, Richard Allen (Debra) Kress, Kathleen Marie Boitnott and David Byron Kress and his companion Shirley Dickson, and a foster son, Shawn (Tracy) Durstine. Following her marriage to Ord Culley, she added 6 additional children to her family, Debra (Mike) Sekelik, Cindy Ken) Nalappa, Linda Dobash, Jeff Culley, Bonnie (Greg) Kramer, and Ronald Culley. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Linda Beatty, a brother-in-law, Christopher (Judy) Kress, 60 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, and 34 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Richard and Ord, a daughter Kathleen Marie Boitnott, a sister, Wanda Jean Crispens, and 4 brothers, Edzel Lee Allen, Caroliss Byron Allen, Ronald Dwight Allen, and Karl Allen.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 24 Water Street, Fredonia with Rev. Eric M. Peters, officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Richard at the Delaware Cemetery. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 169 Second Street, Fredonia, and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.snyderfh.com