Ellen Beth Cullen
Mrs. Ellen "Beth" Cullen, age 97, formerly of Mankato, MN, passed away Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at Cal Turner Rehab/Specialty Care, Scottsville, KY.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM followed by a memorial service and reception at the Franklin First United Methodist Church. Cremation was chosen, she will be interred in Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato, MN. A memorial gathering will be held in Mankato at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home, Franklin, KY.
Mrs. Cullen was born on August 30th, 1922 in Belmont, Wisconsin to the late Oscar Frank Schaefer and the late Mabel Ann Smith-Schaefer. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Dr. W. Clough Cullen; son, Dr. W. Craig Cullen; daughter-in-law, Dr. Jillian Thompson; 2 brothers, Leo and Everett Schaefer.
She is survived by her daughter, Candace Stolt (Gary), Franklin, KY.; 2 grandchildren, Karen King and Tim Stolt (Carmen); 4 great-grandchildren, Julia and Jackson King, Evelyn and Oliver Stolt; and lifetime best friend, Bette Rademacher, Mankato.
Mrs. Cullen was a devoted church and choir member at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato. She worked alongside her husband at the Cullen Veterinary Clinic. Mrs. Cullen also worked at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital as a physical therapist assistant and at Blue Earth Public Health as a home health aide. She was a member of Eastern Star and the PEO Sisterhood for 71 years. Mrs. Cullen enjoyed playing bridge and volunteering for the MRCI Thrift Store.
Mrs. Cullen was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be remembered for her loyal service, love and hospitality to her church, family, friends and her community in Mankato. She shared her positive attitude, ready compliments and sweet smile with everyone she met. This fine lady will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, Music Fund, 501 South 2nd Street, Mankato, MN. 56001 or Franklin First United Methodist Church, Manna Meal Ministry, 107 North College Street, Franklin, KY. 42134.
Online condolences may be made at www.gilbertfhonline.com and complete obituary may be read on our Facebook page, Gilbert Funeral Home of Franklin, KY.
Published on January 14, 2020


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Samataha Zellman
Jan 22, 2020
She was a really nice person and i apprecited everything she did for me
Jan 17, 2020