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Frederick Cullins

Frederick “Bud” William Cullins died Feb. 27, 2011, at Grove, Okla.

He was born Sept. 5, 1928, in Augusta, to Bryan L. and Ruth E. Cullins.

He was a 1946 graduate of Peabody High School, attended the University of Oklahoma, and graduated from the American Laundering Institute of Joliet, Ill.

Fred was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving two active duty tours in that country. He was a long-standing member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed being a ham radio operator and made many friends during the many years he operated a ham radio.

He was president of the Niotaze Volunteer Fire Department for many years and served as a Kansas State Game Warden and deputy sheriff in Chautauqua County.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia A. Mosburg; brother-in-law Eldo Mosburg; and a stepdaughter, Bonnie Brooks.

Fred is survived by his wife Connie of Grove; two sons, Harry R. and wife Kai of Burke, Va., Frederick W. and wife Melinda of Coffeyville; daughter Mary Ella Barry and husband Jason of Manhattan; former son-in-law Everett Brooks and wife Barbara of Peabody; stepson Thomas Conklin and wife Carol of Tulsa, Okla.; stepdaughter Ceceilia Wadsworth and husband Kenny of Great Falls, Mont.; sister Ruth Cunningham and husband Guy of Mexico Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Services were March 4 at Peabody Christian Church with inurnment at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

Last modified March 9, 2011