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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

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Submitted by: Ann Weber

Joe Ann Culp Page

December 16, 1930 ~ June 25, 2020

Joe Ann Culp Page passed away in her Woodward home on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the age of 89. She was born in Elkhart, Kansas to Robert and Elsie Culp on December 16, 1930. Her family moved to Mutual then to Buffalo, Oklahoma where she entered the 7th grade and continued her education until graduating in 1949. She entered and graduated from Draughons Business School in Oklahoma City. Returning to Buffalo, she worked at the Highway Department under Mr. Ed O Dell until 1952 when she married a home town boy and the love of her life Billy Ray Page

Joe Ann joined Billy when he was stationed with the Air Force in Anchorage, Alaska. She worked in the office on the base ordering PX supplies. During their time there, they enjoyed many adventures and experiences they had never dreamed of. Upon Billys honorable discharge, they returned to be near both of their families.

Joe Ann was able to start a life of motherhood with the birth of their daughter Cindy Marlee in 1955. They relocated when a job opportunity for Billy became available in Palmdale, California and in 1957 they welcomed their second daughter Kim Marschelle. After returning to Woodward, their third daughter, Jana Raye was born in 1961. Joe Ann was able to be a stay-at-home mom, taking care of the girls.

She loved to sew, starting at a very young age of designing outfits for paper dolls. She made all of her own clothing as well for her girls, and later in life for her granddaughter. Many hours were spent not only for normal street wear but for all the special occasions and extra activities, formals, and later the girls wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Most of her creations were designed for each occasion.

When the girls were school age, Joe Ann joined the workforce in Woodward. She was employed at Tots and Teens, Frosts, and later taking over being the store manager of Sweetbriar on Main Street. This was a dream for her as well the shop carried clothing for women and teen girls which she knew by heart. She had found a wonderful job and was the store manager for eleven years when it was closed due to the owners poor health, She made many, many, friends and had loyal customers who she continued to remain in contact. It was also during this time she did the book work for her and Billys trucking company, which was extensive since they had numerous drivers hauling grain and cattle.

Not one to just sit at home, Joe Ann was actively involved with Billy on the mowing and maintenance of the farm, trap club west of Woodward, and their own homes lawn and landscaping. She enjoyed crocheting and made afghans for the entire family. She developed a talent for oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. Her love of reading and word search kept her occupied in later years.

Joe Ann and Billy celebrated sixty-six years together on June 23, 2018. They were best friends and companions, happy to just be together. Billy passed on November 22, 2018. Joe Ann is survived by her daughter Kim Lawrence, Marlee, Mike and grandson Carson Cunningham; Jana Johnson, Norman Zeller and granddaughter Brooke Ann Hanson. Three sisters, Bonnie Stickley of Yakima, Washington; Donna and Jerry Brownrigg of Alva, Oklahoma; Wanda Lee Scranton of Overland Park, Kansas; as well as nieces nephews and other family members and friends.

Services will be held in Woodward at 10:00AM on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Billings Funeral Chapel. Burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery immediately

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