Blanche Irene McCullough (Jarman) | Obituary

Blanche I. McCullough (Jarman) passed away on March 31, 2023 in Milton, Washington. Born at home, she grew up as a farm girl outside of Nilwood, Illinois with her parents, brother Dale (Bud) and sister, Doris. She moved to

Springfield, Illinois to live the life of a single girl in the city. During a double date, she met the love of her life – Bill McCullough. Unfortunately, he was dating the other girl. But they persisted, married and started a family. After a couple of years, they bravely moved across the country to Federal Way, Wa.

Throughout her years, Blanche was a wonderfully creative person. This creativity moved from figuring out how to burn down the outhouse with her brother to trying to teach a chicken to fly. She then moved into more traditional expressions. Blanche knitted mittens and created beautiful quilts. Every room had unique and creative room décor, and the yard was full of wonderful garden art. She sewed clothes for her daughters and even cut up her wedding dress to make a special gown for a favorite Barbie doll.

She had a wicked sense of humor.When her youngest, Martha, asked her about the liver and onions she was making, Blanche told her that livers were little animals that lived in our front ditch.

Blanche always had a project going – always something beautiful and new to see whenever you visited her home.

Blanche is survived by her children Julie (Richard) Schirmer, Juneau, AK, Janice (Jim) McCullough- Howe, Colden, NY, and Martha McCullough, Tacoma, WA. She also will be missed by her 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Bill, her son Stephen, and great-grandson Nate.

She is dancing with her beloved Bill now.