Edna Brower McCullough

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Avid golfer, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church volunteer


Edna Brower McCullough died peacefully Saturday, June 8, 2013, in her home.


She was born October 24, 1910, in New York City, N.Y., a daughter of the late John Leonard Jr. and Maria Garcia Dudley.


Mrs. McCullough graduated from Spence School in New York City.


She married Burr V. Brower and moved to Pittsburgh in 1947, where they raised their three children. Mr. Brower passed away in 1976.


In Pittsburgh, she was a member of St. Clair Country Club, Duquesne Club and Mt. Lebanon Women’s Club, where she was a founding member. She was active in her community volunteering at her children’s schools, Girl Scouts, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon, Red Cross and several hospitals.


Mrs. McCullough moved to Vero Beach, Fla., in 1985 with her second husband, Dr. John L. McCullough, on a full-time basis after wintering there for years.


She continued her passion of helping others by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Golden Wheel, Humane Society, Indian River Medical Center and Trinity Episcopal Church.


Mrs. McCullough was an avid golfer and bridge player. She was a member of Quail Valley Golf Club.


She will always be remembered for her warm and caring personality, her twinkling eyes, engaging smile and always making time for friends. There isn’t a person who met her who didn’t find her an inspiration. No matter what the difficulty, she was able to find something good in every challenge life handed her.


Surviving are daughters Susan B. Rodgers of Canonsburg and Deborah Brower of Vero Beach; stepdaughter Liz Harrington of Groton, Conn.; grandchildren Bob Rodgers, Wendy Wise, Beckie Duritza and BJ Brower; great-grandchildren Brittany Moyar, RJ Rodgers, Jess Wise and Austin Miles; and daughter-in-law Maureen Brower.


Mrs. McCullough will be terribly missed by her daily companions, Willie and Allie.


Deceased, in addition to her husbands, are a son, William E. Brower; grandson Bill Rodgers Jr.; and brother John Leonard Dudley III.


A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, in Trinity Episcopal Church, 2365 Pine Avenue, Vero Beach.


Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, 6230 77th Street, P.O. Box 644, Vero Beach, FL 32961. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.


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