Clarissa M. Cullen
Clarissa M. Cullen, 97, of Springfield, died at 1:45 pm, Sunday, April 17, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Home. She was born on June 2, 1918 in Springfield to Dr. Clarence Wilber Milligan and Katherine W. Becker Milligan. She married Ralph Adair Colby in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1943. She then married George William Cullen in 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1986. Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Kathryn Colby Kirchgesner; a brother, Clarence “Pete” Milligan and a sister, Mary Ansell Saries.
Surviving are two daughters, Dell (Willard) Colby Hershey of East Lansing, MI and Georgia Cullen Llamzon of Springfield, IL; one son, Stephen James (Pamela) Cullen of Boring, OR; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one sister, Antoinette McCammon of Sammamish, WA.
Mrs. Cullen was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and was a homemaker.
Visitation: 9:30 – 11 am, Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Breadline or Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery.