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January 21, 2010
The Town Crier
Funeral services were held yesterday morning, Jan. 20, at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home Austintown Chapel for Martha Jane Cullinan, age 101, of Austintown, who died Jan. 17 at the Hospice House in Poland.

She was buried at Four Mile Run Cemetery in Austintown.

Martha was born March 20, 1908, in Warren, daughter of the late James O. and Lulu Manville. She was a 1926 graduate of Warren Harding High School, and also graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Martha had many memorable talents. She was a fine pianist and gourmet cook, and an avid Equestrian who owned horses her entire life. She was an animal lover, whether nursing the sick or wounded back to health or finding homes for deserving pets. Martha, along with her husband Ralph, were instrumental in the development of the former Cullinan Baseball Fields on Raccoon Road, which was part of their family farm.

She was a member of Austintown Community Church.

Besides her parents and her brother, Jodi Manville, she is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Cullinan, whom she married June 27, 1928, and who died June 29, 1986.

She is survived by her son, Jim (Margaret) Cullinan of Canfield, a granddaughter, Colleen (Wayne) Craig of Austintown, two great-grandchildren, Michael Craig, who is currently serving in the Navy, and Christine Craig, who is a senior at YSU majoring in psychology, a dear friend Evelyn Goeller, her caregivers Linda West and Angela Morales and her beloved canine companion Spotty.

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