Obituary: Harriet McCulley

Harriet Sue McCulley, age 82 of Wichita, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at her home.
Harriet was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Eureka to Harold and Harriet (French) Gibbon. She grew up in Severy, Kan., and graduated from Severy High School. She went on and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Friends University.
During her life, she taught grade school in Viola, and then spent several years as a bookkeeper for a tire company in Wichita. She eventually went back to volunteering at a school in Wichita. In 1986, she married Carmon McCulley in Wichita, spending the last 33 years together.
Harriet was an avid gardener and loved watching birds. She loved her children, and especially her grandkids, as family was her main focus.
Harriet is survived by her loving husband, Carmon; sons, Dr. Michael Porter and wife Lori of Wichita, Jeffrey Porter of Wichita, and Richard Porter and wife Kim of Winfield; stepchildren, Carma Shadoin of Denver, Brenda Williams and husband Virgil of San Diego, Timothy McCulley and wife Annette of Clearwater, Mark McCulley and wife Joanne of Colorado Springs, Paul McCulley of Wichita, Laurie McCulley of Springfield, and Leah David and husband Bruce of Milton; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Gibbon, and great-grandson, Bennett Mason.
Visitation was held 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kan.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at South Lawn Cemetery, Severy.
Memorials in Harriet’s name are suggested to Reach Out and Read, and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.
Services were entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, PO Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349.