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In Memory of

Mary Siebert Culp

May 27, 1923 - August 31, 2017

Obituary


Mary Siebert Culp, age 94, passed away on August 31. She was the widow of Albert Siebert, who passed in 1989 after 45 years of marriage, and Warren Culp, who passed in 1998 after 4 years. Born in KY, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Henrietta. She had an older brother Fred and is survived by her sister Elaine, her son Gary, his wife Becky, her granddaughters Sharon and Amy, and her newborn great grandchild Luke whom she got to hold.

The family moved to Tallahassee in 1956 and she...

Mary Siebert Culp, age 94, passed away on August 31. She was the widow of Albert Siebert, who passed in 1989 after 45 years of marriage, and Warren Culp, who passed in 1998 after 4 years. Born in KY, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Henrietta. She had an older brother Fred and is survived by her sister Elaine, her son Gary, his wife Becky, her granddaughters Sharon and Amy, and her newborn great grandchild Luke whom she got to hold.

The family moved to Tallahassee in 1956 and she began work at FSU in 1957 in the Department of Education. When she retired in 1981 she was the assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the most senior staff grade on campus. She enjoyed her bridge group and was an FSU Booster, lamenting and cheering on the team, remembering her basketball playing years in high school. As Al battled cancer, she became a big booster for Big Bend Hospice, since their support enabled Al to die peacefully at home. She then volunteered extensively for them and dedicated a room in Al's name when they constructed Hospice House. Since Warren's death, she's lived alone in the house they built.

She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. Over the last few years Mary's needed some support and the family has been extremely blessed that Susan Rogers dedicated herself to Mary's care, evolving over time to 24/7 supervision to allow Mary to remain at home in familiar surroundings. Finally, she needed hospice care herself and Big Bend Hospice came to the rescue. The staff there was outstanding in their care and attention for her short time with them.

A short memorial service will be held at Culley's Funeral Home Chapel at 1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL, 11am, Saturday September 23. Honorariums should be sent to Susan Rogers, P O Box 7585, Tallahassee, FL, 32314 for her committed and caring service. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or www.bigbendhospice.org/donate.