Hannah A. Culver

12/12/2011 5:26 PM |

Hannah A. Culver, 98, a resident of East Quogue for 75 years, died at her home Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, of sudden heart failure. She was the last surviving sibling of nine brothers and sisters.

While attending Cornell University, where she graduated with a major in horticulture, she met her husband, Andrew. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986. Shortly thereafter Andrew died of a stroke in 1988.

Hannah worked side by side with Andrew on their chicken farm in East Quogue for 20 years before becoming a caseworker at the Suffolk County Department of Social Services in 1957. She continued in that position for 25 years, retiring in 1982.

She had been a member of the Olde Towne Garden Club of Southampton. She was an enthusiastic gardener all her life and she grew both vegetables and flowers, which she loved. Produce from her garden and the beauty of her flower beds were appreciated by many.

Once a strong and energetic person, she made a number of friends while playing sports and cards. She enjoyed frequent bridge games, played volleyball for years and functioned in bowling leagues until she was 94 years old. In her retirement she volunteered for the Blind and Sighted Group of Riverhead until she no longer could.

She was a member of the East Quogue United Methodist Church for over 50 years and sang in the church choir until 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Culver of Riverhead, N.Y.; her son, Stephen Culver of Glen Mills, Pa.; and three grandsons in California.

This is a paid notice.