Ruth E. “Lolly” McCullough

Ruth E. “Lolly” McCullough

Nov. 11, 1928-Jan. 6, 2016

Ruth Elaine “Lolly” McCullough, 87, of Homer, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Long Term Care in Homer.

She was born on Sunday, Nov. 11, 1928, to Axel Leebert Bernard and Evelina Beda (Ledell) Johnson at McPherson, Kan.

Elaine attended Elmdale Elementary, graduated from McPherson High School and received her degree from Wichita Business College. She married Don McCullough, after meeting him in Wichita in 1949, and together had a son, Don, in 1950 before relocating back to McPerson. Together, they moved to Homer in July of 1965. She worked for approximately 16 years with Farmers Alliance Insurance, one year with Cessna Aircraft and 32 years with Homer Electric Association before retiring in 1994. Elaine was always intelligent, well respected and dedicated to her business endeavors.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who truly cared for her family and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Don McCullough in 1984, and her parents, Leebert and Evelina.

She is survived by her son, Greg, and wife, Carol, of Homer, and grandchildren; son, John, and wife, Gretchen, of Homer; great-granddaughter, Emma Elaine McCullough of Homer; brother, Roland Johnson of McPherson, Kan., and niece, Alicia Johnson of San Francisco, Calif.

A celebration of life at Faith Lutheran Church will be planned at a later date. Please visit to offer condolences.