Zelma Joann (Hardy) McCullick of El Dorado Springs, Missouri went home to Jesus on March 3rd, 2022 at age 86. Joann was born to Russell and Lucy Hardy on November 25th, 1935 in Weaubleau, Missouri.
Joann met her husband, Clayton Leo McCullick in 1951 in Collins, Missouri. They married August 29th, 1951 and went on to have two children, Leola Ann and Jerry Lee. Joann and Leo celebrated 70 wonderful years of marriage in August of 2021.
Joann and Leo began their marriage in El Dorado Springs and later purchased a dairy farm near Collins. They moved back to El Dorado Springs in 1968 where they have lived since.
In addition to being a dedicated mother, Joann loved cooking, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and collecting clocks. She also loved playing practical jokes, laughing and having fun with her family, and embracing the silly moments in life. Some of her grandchildren’s best memories are of eating her million-dollar sugar cookies and being taught how to hypnotize chickens. Joann loved life and cherished time with her family. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God.
Joann joins her parents, Lucy Bernice (Phillips) Hardy and Russell Harrison Hardy, her sister, Harriett Bernice Hoover, her daughter, Leola (McCullick) Downer, and Son-in-law, Wayne Downer, in Heaven. She is survived by her husband, Leo McCullick, her son, Jerry McCullick, daughter-in-law, Julie (Loyd) McCullick, her brother, George Hardy, and sister-in-law, Sharon Hardy, along with her grandchildren, Bryan and Jennifer Downer of Springfield, Missouri, Jeremy and Jami McCullick and Luke McCullick of El Dorado Springs, and Megan and Jason Biddlecome of Eagle River, Alaska, and five great-grandchildren.