Email: OBITUARY INFORMATION___________________________________________________
From the KULL FUNERAL CHAPEL Altamont, Illinois 618-483-6323
March 12, 2015 Any Questions Call: Lynn A. Kull
Name: Novita Pauline Gulley, 87 years old of Effingham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday
Evening, August 11, 2015 at 7:48 PM at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning August 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont with the Rev. David McConnell from the First Christian Church in Effingham officiating.
Visitation for family and friendswill be conducted from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, August 14, 2015
at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois.
Christian Burial Rites will be at the Wright Cemetery, rural Mason, Illinois immediately following the funeral service.
Novita Pauline Lowder-Gulley was born into the Christian family one of four siblings of Owen and Maggie Edwards-Lowder. She began her long life on September 10, 1927 near Mason in Effingham County, Illinois. Novita married Rue Pershing Gulley on December 19, 1944 in Sparta, Wisconsin and Rue preceded her in death on March 18, 1992.
Novita was very active most of her life which mostly included raising and caring for her family. She also found time to be involved with the First Christian Church, owned and operated a truck stop on old route #40 near Altamont, was employed by the Ramada Inn in Effingham and was a member of VFW Post #7676 Ladies Auxiliary of Altamont.
Memorialsthey may be directed to the Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham and or the Donor’s Choice.
She is survived by her:
2-Daughters: Loretta Darlene Moriearty Effingham, Illinois
and her daughter: Crystal (husband, John) Habing
and their son: Michael John Eugene Habing
and their daughter in law: Kerrie A. Habing
and grandsons: Mark, Steven and Michael (wife Linda) Moriearty: and their children.
Cathy Rena (husband, Brian) Lane Effingham, Illinois
And 2-sons:Jimmy Ray Barr
and his children:
Wallace Otto “JR” Darkow
and his children:
Great-grandchildren: Miss Alyson Rena Ebeling
and Nathaniel James England
Special children she claimed as her grandchildren: Rodney (wife Michele) Golden,
Ronda (husband Marshall) Flowers
Sister: Mrs. Charlotte Marie Scott Effingham, Illinois
She was preceded in death by her:
Parents: Owen Gideon Lowder
Maggie Edwards Lowder
Husband: Rue Pershing Gulley
Brothers: George and wife Carrie Lowder
Dallas and wife Thelma Lowder
Brother-in-Law: Robert Scott
Son-in-laws: Norman Eugene Moriearty
Pink Lee Golden
Grand Daughter: Jamie Novita Rena England
Great-Grandson: Steven Joseph Lee Habing
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com
This obituaryand photohas been released for publication by the family of Novita Gulley
as designated in the e-mail. Thank you for your assistance. Lynn A. Kull 618-483-6323