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5 Thelma Marie Porter

Thelma Marie Porter was born March 21, 1920 in an oil field house near Covington, Oklahoma, daughter of Charles Henry Porter and Kate Adams.† She died April 7, 2003 and was buried† April 10 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Thelma finished the 8th grade at Darnell School, in Clear Creek.† By 1935, Thelmaís parents and family were living at the John Frank Porter farm at Clear Creek.† Thelma married Henry Elmer Cullers on April 02, 1938 at Stillwater, Oklahoma.† Henry had also attended the Darnell School, and his family lived nearby.

Henry Cullers was born September 18, 1922 in western Payne County, Oklahoma, the son of Jess C. Cullers and Edith Faunce.† Henry died September 23, 2005 and was buried September 27, 2005 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The children of Thelma Porter and Henry Cullers are:

Maxine Marie Cullers married Louis Russell.

Gerald Wayne Cullers married Linda Gandt.

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(L to R) Kate, Thelma, Tag (or Veryl), Max, Veryl, Charlie, Jr.

Charley, Tag, Veryl, Leora, Charlie, Kate, Thelma, Max, Charles Jr.

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Junior, Charlie, Veryl, Thelma, Kate, Tag, Max

(Back Row) Tag, Veryl, Max, Jr.
(Front) Thelma, Kate, Charlie

(Back Row) Jr., Alta, Thelma, Henry Cullers, June, Max
(Front) Tag, Anna, Kate, Peggy, Veryl

The 1920 Clear Creek Township, Payne County Census records Jess C. Cullers, age 24, born Oklahoma, father from Virginia, mother from Indiana, residence Clear Creek Township.† Wife Bertha E., age 19, born Oklahoma, father Illinois, mother Kansas. Son Henry E., age 3 months, born Oklahoma.

The 1930 Clear Creek census shows Jess, wife Edith and son Henry E. (age 11) are living very close to the Charles Porter farm.

Jess Cullers was a farmer and a World War I veteran, and was born September 27, 1893 in Oklahoma.† He was drafted May 5, 1917 at age 23. His address was R4, Orlando, OK.† Medium build, brown hair, brown eyes.†

Note:† his WWI draft card registrar was J. F. Porter at Clear Creak Precinct, Payne County, Oklahoma.

Jesse Carl Cullers died June 1, 1954, and is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Section A4, Row 14, Lot 23, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Arthur Cullers died February 17, 1996, and is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Section 14, Row 54, Lot 6, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Maggie Cullers died March 11, 1930, and is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Section 14, Row 59, Lot 6, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The 1910 Paradise Township, Payne County Census records Maggie Cullers, widowed, with sons James, Jesse, Artie, and William.† Maggie is from Indiana, but the sonís father was from Missouri.† This branch of the Cullers family is likely related.† See the bottom of this page for cemetery listings.

Published on 2005-09-25† Stillwater NewsPress

Henry Cullers, 86, of Stillwater, died Friday, September 23, 2005, at his home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home Chapel, 5106 N. Washington, in Stillwater.† Interment will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery.

Services have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home.

He was born September 18, 1919, in Western Payne County, to Jesse and Edith (Faunce) Cullers.† He received his early education in the Darnell School, west of Stillwater, near the Lake Carl Blakwell area.† He married Thelmarie (Porter) April 2, 1938, in Stillwater.† They made their home in the Glencoe and Ingalls area and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 1999.† He was a farmer and also operated a dairy.† He raised cattle after he retired from the dairy business.† He helped pave the streets at the Vet Village on the Oklahoma State University campus during the 1940s.

He enjoyed gardening, raising cattle and had cattle that followed him like a pet.† He enjoyed gardening and visiting with friends and neighbors.

Survivors include one son, Gerald Cullers and Linda of Glencoe; one daughter, Maxine Russell and Louis of Stillwater; brother-in-laws, Charles and Alta Porter of Stillwater and Max and June Porter of Glencoe; five grandchildren, Billie Fryer and Clark of Mustang, Kim Krump and Jack of Olathe, Kan., Michael Cullers and Missie of Oklahoma City, Lael Russell Bruder and Lane of Stillwater, and Gregg Russell and Lisa of Stillwater; 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tom Denny, Michael Cullers, Charles Porter, Randy Porter, Mark Porter and Lanny Porter.† Honorary pallbearers will include Mick Denny, John Dryden, Chuck Milward and Richard Minnix.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to Judith Karman Hospice, 915 S. Main, Stillwater, OK. 74074.

Published on 2003-04-09† Stillwater NewsPress

Thelma Cullers, 83, died Monday, April 7, 2003, in her Stillwater Residence.

Services with Brother Jack Reeves presiding, will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.† Interment will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery.

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Covington March 21, 1920, to Charley and Kate (Adams) Porter.

She married Henry E. Cullers April 2, 1938, in Stillwater.

As a child, she attended Darnell School, west of Stillwater.† After her education, she married and lived for a few years west of Stillwater.† In 1949, the family moved to the Glencoe area.† The couple moved to Stillwater in 1999 and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

She was a homemaker and served on the school board at Council Valley Rural School.† She greatly enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting and for many years was a member of the Floral Valley Quilting Club.† She will be fondly remembered by her friends and family as a wonderful cook and homemaker.

She was predeceased by her parents and one brother, Meryl Porter.

In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by one son, Gerald Cullers and his wife Linda of Glencoe; a daughter Maxine Russell and her husband Louis of Stillwater; brothers, Veryl Porter and his wife Peggy of Stillwater, Max Porter and his wife June of Glencoe; and Charles Porter and his wife Alta of Stillwater; five grandchildren, Billie Fryer and her husband Clark, Kim Krump and her husband Jack, Lael Bruder and her husband Lane, Gregg Russell and Michael Cullers and his wife Missy; and nine great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Tom Denney, Randy Porter, Charles Porter, Jimmie Porter, Terry Porter, John Porter, Mark Porter, and Eddie Porter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Milward, John Dryden, Mick Denney and Richard Minnix.

Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospice, 915 South Main, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Thelma and Henry Cullers

Fairlawn Cemetery

Stillwater, Oklahoma






Maxine Marie Cullers


Stillwater, OK



Gerald Wayne Cullers


Stillwater, OK