Jacqueline Jo “Jackey” Culley
Jacqueline Jo “Jackey” Culley passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Kansas City, the daughter of Ralph J. Hughes and Gertrude R. (Martin) Hughes. She was raised in Braymer and baptized in the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Braymer High School in 1949, and attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg.
She married Donald J. Culley April 1, 1951, and moved to Topeka, KS in June 1952, where they raised four children.
Jackey was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and worked for the Topeka Public Schools, Frito-Lay, and Senator Tom Emert. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, was an officer in the Topeka Needlework Guild, active in the Kansas Capitol and Kaw Valley Quilter’s Guilds, and was a volunteer in many community efforts.
Jackey was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and her brother, James W. Hughes.
Survivors include her daughter, Jayne Hood; and sons Patrick (Suzanne), Jon, and Matthew; five grandchildren, Kelsey Knouse, Sarah Walker, Kristin Culley, Bryce Culley, and Daniel Culley; and three great-grandchildren, Keegan Knouse, Vann Walker and Lohden Walker.
The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in the chapel at Mount Hope Cemetery, 17th & Fairlawn, Topeka. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will host a reception in the foyer immediately following the graveside services. Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 SW Boswell Ave, Topeka, KS 66604, or the First Baptist Church, 201 MO-116, Braymer, MO 64624.
Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is handling the arrangements. To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.