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Estella Mccullough

December 23, 1949 — November 18, 2020

Estella McCullough, 70, of Watseka passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. She was born on December 23, 1949 in Iroquois, the daughter of Lester and E. Frances (Ratliff) Cotter. Estella married Patrick McCullough on September 7, 1969 in Watseka, and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2017.

Estella had a cosmetology license and was proud to be a farm wife. She enjoyed attending farm shows and county fairs with her husband. Estella loved going to events for her kids and grandchildren as well as watching TV and movies.

Surviving is one daughter, Latisha “Tish” (Ron) Hotler of Watseka; two sons, Patrick Jr. (Bridgett) McCullough of Kankakee and Anthony (Maria) McCullough of Cumming, GA; two brothers, Lavonne (Elizabeth) Cotter of Onarga and Calvin (Mary) Cotter of Watseka; ten grandchildren, Amanda Measaw (Mike Horney), Kasandra “Kasi” (Derek) Johnson, Corey Measaw, Mathew Measaw, Liam, Owen, and Elli McCullough, and Reese, Aniston, and Xander McCullough; two great grandchildren, Kindle and Kendra Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jerome Cotter; and one sister, Beverly Cotter.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. Deacon Pat Skelly will officiate. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 10:00-10:30 at the cemetery as well.

Baier Funeral Home in Watseka is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or donor’s choice.

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