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Friday April 1st, 2016

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Vergie Evelyn Kulick

KULICK Vergie Evelyn (nee Smith) age 90, of Newtonsville. Wife of the late Samuel Kulick. Loving mother of Nancy (Edward) Glenn, James (Linda) Edwards and Johnny Edwards. Daughter of the late Mary Mitchel and Asa Smith. Sister of the late Pauline Snyder, Auline Puckett and Lehman Smith. 5 Grandchildren, 9 Great-grandchildren and 8 Great-great-grandchildren. Graveside Service 3:30 PM Friday, April 1, 2016 at Graceland Memorial Gardens.

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My aunt, Vergie Evelyn Smith Edwards Kulick, was a second mother to my sister and me. Our mother worked and Aunt Evelyn took care of us and treated us the same as she did her own kids. My sister was very attached to her and never called her anything but "Big Mommy". When I recall childhood memories, she comes to mind. She was the one who taught me how to dye Easter eggs, carve a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern, and fold and cut paper to make a snowflake. She never did for one kid without doing for all; she taught fairness. She saved me when I was 9 years old and set my mother's kitchen on fire during a science experiment. She put out the fire before the firemen arrived. We grew up and moved to different states but never lost touch with our beloved aunt. We weren't with her when her husband died or when she met and married a second time. We weren't surprised when she and her husband left the family and moved to Tennessee to care for her ailing parents. Together they devoted several years to our grandparents and didn't return to her family until both had passed away. She helped raise three of her grandchildren and also helped her son build an ice cream business in Milford, Ohio. I think that was her most satisfying job. She loved waiting on customers and she became known as Granny to all. She would go on and continue working with her grandson when he took over the business. I believe she was 86 years old when they stopped running the business. She recently told me she loved working at the Big Dipper more than anything she had ever done. Aunt Evelyn retired from selling ice cream but she never stopped working. She was a creative woman and knew how to do many crafts but loved to crochet the most. During her last years she crocheted hundreds of caps and gave them away. Her workmanship is exquisite and people all over America are warmed when her caps are worn. She also made scarves and afghans that are treasured. She told me that crocheting kept her mind sharp because she had to concentrate and count the stitches. Despite being in other parts of the country, my sister and I have never lost touch with our dear aunt. Calling her once or twice a week has been part of my life for over 20 years. She never liked to talk long and she never had any bad news. She could always find something positive in every situation and she never gave up and anyone. Her heart was made of kindness and she appreciated everything. Rest in peace, my beloved Aunt Evelyn, much of what is good about me I learned from you and I'll never forget to honor your memory. Kaye Hicks, daughter of Pauline Smith Hicks Snyder.

Kaye Hicks Mar 31 2016 11:12 PM

So sorry to hear of Nig's death. I am the daughter of John Alton "Pud" Mitchell. Nig and I are 1st cousins since my dad and her mother were brother and sister. Been so many years since I'd seen her. I live in Ardmore, Al where Kenneth Smith (Lehman , or we called him "Whiskers".son lives. I have fond memories of going to Aunt Elsie's house, visiting and spending many night, especially in the summer, when Kaye and P Jack would be visiting her. Never got to know Nig's kids, do remember Johnny. I have four brothers: Curtis B, Jimmy Ray, glen and Ricky. We all live in the same area. Sad that cousins live their lives and die without us really knowing them. Your loss is tremendous as we have buried our parents, Pud and Alma Lou. Out thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She leaves quite a legacy of children, grands, great grand and great great grands. What a blessing.. Love to all Sue Mitchell Fogg 27835 Al Hwy 251 Ardmore, Al 35739

Sue Mitchell Fogg Mar 29 2016 9:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vergie Kulick

Sherry Jordan Mar 28 2016 11:38 PM

Such a sweetheart she was, always remember her being so friendly. I visited her many times delivering meals on wheels to her. She was always happy and talked alot about her family, you could see the love she had for them as she spoke. I will never forget her, something very special about Virgil.

Sherry Jordan Mar 28 2016 11:37 PM