Velma C. "Carlene" Cullison, 87

MARCH 28, 1926-JUNE 27, 2013

June 29, 2013
  • Cullison

Velma Caroline "Carlene" Myers Cullison, 87, of Hagerstown, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Born March 28, 1926, in Porterstown, Md., outside Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Howard S. and Matrona C. (Walters) Myers of Clear Spring, Md.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Russell; brothers, Floyd Myers, Alvin Myers, Gardner Myers, Leland Myers and Granville Myers; sisters, Patsy Krause and twin sister, Thelma Eioline Myers; son, Anthony V. Walchshauser; and grandson, Brad E. Beegle.

After working at Washington County Hospital in medical records, she retired in 1986 from Western Maryland Hospital Center as a medical records director after 25 years .She was the owner and operator of Nanny's Nook, a craft shop in Hagerstown, for 10 years.

She enjoyed crafts and showing off her talents at craft shows.

Her passion was sewing. She was an expert seamstress who enjoyed making things for family and friends.

She was a lifetime member of Hagerstown Bible Church where she served her Lord in many areas — deaconess, Sunday school teacher, children's programs, choir member and Women's Missionary Circle — and volunteered wherever needed, including the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center.

She is survived by two brothers, LeRoy E. Myers Sr. and George W. Myers, both of Clear Spring; three sons, Richard Cullison and wife, Sherry, of Hagerstown, Clement Walchshauser and wife, Anne, of Plainsfield, Ill., and Michael Walchshauser and wife, Donna, of Hagerstown; two daughters, Carolyn Reel and husband, Fred, of Hagerstown, and Sharon Guidice and husband, Larry, of Smithsburg; daughter-in-law, Carol (Anthony) Walchshauser; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

A celebration of her life will be Monday, July 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Dale Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. Following the burial, family and friends are invited back to the church for a time of fellowship and refreshments.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center, c/o Hagerstown Bible Church.

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