Obituary for James E "Jim" Cullen

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James E "Jim" Cullen

December 31, 1935 - September 4, 2014

James E. "Jim" Cullen, age 78 passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 4, 2014 in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Morgantown.

Jim was born on December 31, 1935 in Marion County to his parents, the late Henry T. "Tat" and Helen B. (Branam) Cullen. He married Marilyn S. McCarty on November 26, 1971 in Owensville. She lovingly survives after 42 devoted years of marriage.

Jim was a 1953 graduate of Helmsburg High School and went on to serve as a Company Clerk with the rank of Specialist 4 with the 611th Ordinance Company at Fort Bliss, with the United States Army. Jim attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Indianapolis and became a licensed auctioneer in 1968. He has been the owner and operator of Cullen Auction House in Morgantown and Fruitdale. Jim, along with his wife, were the owners of Cullen Antiques & Things store in Morgantown. They also owned other antique shops in the Morgantown area for several years and owned Cullen Custom Upholstery in Indianapolis and Morgantown from the 1960's to 2004. Jim also held a booth space for over thirty years at the Bargersville Flea Market.

Jim will be dearly missed by his wife: Marilyn; daughter: Jesica M. Cullen-Emerson and her husband, Quentin of Owensville, IN; sister: Becky H. Raasch of Whiteland; brother: Virgil G. and his wife, Jan Cullen of Indianapolis: and granddaughter: EllaGrace Emerson of Owensville, IN.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and sister: Carolyn Safford.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 8th at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday and an hour prior to service time on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jim to the Friends of the Library, Brown County Public Library: P.O. Box 8, Nashville, IN 47448

Expressions of caring & kindness can be made to the Cullen family at . Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: December 31, 1935
Died: September 4, 2014

Condolences for James Cullen

harold & cat hy sisson posted on 1/1/00

becky, we were so say to learn of your brothers passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. harold and cathy


Ann Teeters posted on 1/1/00

Marilyn, my heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.


Mitzi Kummerer posted on 1/1/00

I'm so sorry, Marilyn, for the loss of your husband.


Cassie, Anne and Joe Ainsworth posted on 1/1/00

Dear Jesica: Cassie told us of your Dad's passing and we are sorry to hear of your loss. We know your Dad meant the world to you. You and your family are blessed with many years of memories to share in the days to come. We will keep you and all of your family in our thoughts and prayers. Anne Ainsworth, also on behalf of Cassie and Joe.