June 19, 2013


Jean McCullough (Beatrice Eugenia Cosgrove), 89, of Carroll, formerly of Sac City, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sac City. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Sac City.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Anthony Nursing Home and Hospice in Carroll.

She was born July 21, 1923, in Cherokee, Iowa, to Peter and Agnes (Collins) Cosgrove. She graduated from Immaculate Conception School in 1941 and graduated with a degree in social work/education from Briar Cliff College. Jean taught one year at Marcus, Iowa. She was married in 1946 to Thomas L. McCullough.

Jean was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend. Her beautiful smile, bright red hair and sparkling eyes shone into the hearts of so many. She had a special gift of generosity and compassion, helping many in their time of need. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, dancing, listening to music and playing the piano, spending time with her family, and volunteering. She was a very special person, able to give her time and full attention to so many, while loving completely.

Jean had a deep faith and was a member of St. Mary Parish in Sac City.

She is survived by her sons: Colin of Twin Lakes, Thomas (Janet) of Cedar Rapids, and Peter of New England, N.D.; daughters: Margaret (Mark) Grantham of Del Mar, Calif., Molly (Sonny) Jorgensen of Storm Lake, Erin McCullough (Rich Eberle) of Lake View, and Lisa (Andrè) Toscanò of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; brother Peter Cosgrove of Cherokee; sister Margaret Ann Ohlson of Storm Lake, Iowa; cousin Dot Herbert of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; husband; children: Thomas, Mary, Brian and Julia Roth; and great-grandchild Cynthia Jorgensen.