Jacqueline Jean (Jackie) Endicott
In Loving Memory and Never Forgotten
Born to this life on December 2, 1930
Entered eternal life on December 11, 2021 at age 91
Jackie was born close to, and graduated valedictorian from, Grenola, Kansas. She lived a short stint in Winfield, Kansas and then lived the majority of her adult life in Greensburg and Emporia, Kansas.
She first entered into a very loving marriage with Berkley Cullumber, resulting in three children: Van, Krin, and Kirk. After Berkley passed, Jackie remarried to Don Endicott, who preceded her in death in 2001. She would say a prayer every time her husband Don drove to the grocery store.
Jackie was good with numbers, working in the banking industry and performing financial work for her church. In fact, to sum up her life in only three words would be the time, effort and devotion she extended to people and faith. Although religious, she was not stodgy. She could surprise you with how silly and fun she could be. Her favorite snack to offer in lieu of the actual delicious snacks and meals she prepared was a hawaiian snack:“poopoo on a stick”.
But she epitomized, and was the manifestation of, God’s love in both her family and the community. Jackie would go to extraordinary measures to support, love, and nourish her family, friends, and those in need. She couldn’t spend a moment without expressing her love, telling us how great we were, providing comfort. It seemed as though it was inherent in her nature.
Jackie was selfless in the midst of her own disappointments and difficulties. She endured the death of two spouses and a daughter, and life’s stressors and perils, by focusing on helping others. Her family was her heart and joy. She could be stubborn: she knew how to drive better than anyone, or could tell you how, even when she herself could no longer operate a vehicle. But her focus was always upon keeping everyone safe from harm.
Even during dementia in her later years, Jackie remained pleasant, humorous, and caring. She doted on her family, at one point calling family members every single night to check in and see if anything was needed.
She is survived by her sons, Van Cullumber and Kirk Cullumber, and numerous family members and those in the community who benefited from her. It is to be certain that everyone she came into contact with on this earth received the benefit of her existence. The world has lost a light, but the glimmer carries on in those who carry on for her whether in the form of genes or her impact, or if one is especially lucky—both.
Funeral services and celebration of Jackie’s life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Greensburg with Pastor Nick Sterner presiding. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2021 at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, both in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., PO Box 41, Greensburg, Kansas 67054.