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Brenda Cullen

March 30, 1954 — December 19, 2021

Van Wert

Brenda J. Cullen, 67, of Van Wert passed away at 5:50 PM on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Mercy Health- St. Rita's in Lima, Ohio.

She was born on March 30, 1954, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Elvin Arnold and Erma Ruth (Voyles) Height. She married David L. Cullen, who survives. Together, they shared over 31 years of memories.

Brenda retired from Federal Mogul, Van Wert, after 21 years of service.

Brenda enjoyed camping, getting frustrated with technology, loving on her dogs, Lu Lu and Lilly, and most importantly, she loved being involved with all of Jacob's activities.

Surviving are her husband, David L. Cullen of Van Wert; daughter, Mahrya Riley of Van Wert; step children, David Cullen of Cridersville, Joshua Cullen of Van Wert, Amy Cullen of Tennessee and Jeremy Cullen of Findlay; grandchildren, Jacob Riley and Blake Riley of Van Wert; 14 step grandchildren; and sisters, Penny Thompson of Van Wert, Carolyn Kay Firestone of Ft Wayne, Linda Mae Cosgrove of Jackson, Michigan and Nancy Raser of Parma, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Patrick Height, Cortney James Cosgrove and Elvin Arnold Height II.

Services will be held in the spring.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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