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Peggy Ann Culbertson

January 15, 1944 — August 4, 2023

Jackson

Peggy Ann (Dunkerley) Culbertson, 79, resident of Jackson, TN, passed away on August 4, 2023.


Peggy was born January 15, 1944, to George and Louise Dunkerley in Sharon, PA. She completed her registered nurse training at St. Francis Hospital and spent over 30 years caring for patients in a variety of capacities.
Peggy enjoyed a long career in nursing, primarily in emergency departments and operating rooms. She was a strong advocate for patient education, and death with dignity.


The sixth of seven siblings, Peggy was the milker of the cows, growing up, so she became the recipient of many cow trinkets, over the years. She considered her siblings her best friends.

 She is survived by siblings- Clarence Dunkerley (Linda), George “Judge” Dunkerley, Barbara Schlosser (John), Donald Dunkerley (Roseanne), Florence Canady (Jack), and Geraldine Laman (David). Peggy enjoyed following the lives of her several nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Peggy was married to Thomas Harry Culbertson, and had 5 children, Margery Ann Rafalowski (Tony), Elizabeth Donan (David), Thomas Charles Culbertson (Lynda Benard), George Matthew Culbertson (Marissa), and Jared Louis Culbertson. For this alone, she should be nominated for sainthood. She was a very proud grandmother to Nathan “Doug” Green (Renee), William “Nick” Green (Courtney), and Sarah “Sally” Green (Will Brown); Emily, John Bennett, and Claire Donan; Madaline, Mary-Grace, Hyacinth, and Evelyn Culbertson (Sara Culbertson, mother); Elaina Culbertson; Alicia Jackson and Nora Culbertson. Peggy was also great-grandmother to Alba and Gabriel Brown.
Peggy’s family reaped the benefits of her sewing skills, medical knowledge, and willingness to play a round of cards or put together a puzzle. While she was not the person to go to for a good home-cooked meal, she never let her family starve, even when they might have wanted to do so. Peggy loved being a do-it-yourself-er and was quite efficient at fixing things when the need arose. She was an adventurer, explorer, lover of knowledge. In her 40s, Peggy enrolled at Western Kentucky University, where she completed a degree in Library Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She tried to instill that love for learning into everyone she met.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

She will be interred with her husband at Lebanon National Cemetary, Lebanon, KY. The family will hold a private service. Donations may be made in memoriam to her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.

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