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Obituary of Michelle R. Culwell

Michelle Rae Culwell, the daughter of Kenny L. Mulch and Wilma E. (Dooley) Mulch, was born Jan. 25, 1958 at Salina, KS and passed away on
September 27, 2011 at Grove, Oklahoma at the age of 53 years, 8 months, and 2 days.
Michelle grew up and attended grade school in her early years in Belleville, KS. She later graduated from Norton High School, Norton, KS. She then attended Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
On May 17, 1978 she was united in marriage to Ron Culwell and to this union was born one son: Kyle. From 1982 until 1995, the couple made their home in Newkirk, OK; Tecumseh, OK, and Hennessey, OK. She finished her bachelor’s degree in education at Oklahoma Baptist University at Shawnee, OK in 1991.
Michelle taught at Waukomis, OK from 1992-1995 and in 1995 moved to Concordia, KS where she taught Math at the Concordia High School for 11 years.
The couple moved to Grove, Oklahoma in 2007.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a devoted to teaching and helping kids.
Michelle was preceded in death by her grand parents Lawrence and Vera Dooley, and Ken and Hazel Mulch.
She is survived by husband Ron Culwell of Grove, Oklahoma; son: Kyle Culwell and wife Danielle of Dodge City, KS; her parents: Ken and Wilma Mulch of Belleville, KS; One sister Lisa Mulch of Concordia, KS and one brother Mitch Mulch and wife Emily of Ellinwood, KS; a granddaughter: Kale Culwell, other relatives, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Saturday Oct. 1, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, Belleville, KS with Pastor Shane Bennett, officiating.
Interment will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Rural Belleville, KS.
Visitation will be from 9:00AM –9:00PM Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6PM until 8 PM on Friday.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Women at the Church.
Condolences and more information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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