Former islander Ann Rolph McCullough passed away early in the morning of Dec. 13, 2010. She had been a resident of Shell Point Village for the past few years.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a member of the Tri-Delt sorority. During World War II, she volunteered at the blood bank at the general hospital of Cincinnati. She was active with the Junior League of Cincinnati and was a docent for the Cincinnati Art Museum.
She married J. Charles McCullough after the war and they went on to have four children — Mary Anne, Trimble, Charlie III and Robert Hall. She was a member of the Cowan Lake Sailing Association. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the world, staying at 38 elder hostels in numerous countries.
In the 1970s, they moved to Sanibel Island permanently, where she became an avid volunteer with the SCCF Turtle Program, Weeds and Seeds, the City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee and F.I.S.H.’s Meals on Wheels. She was also an
interpretive guide at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Ann was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Anne, and leaves behind her husband, Charlie, who is a well-known photographer and island chronicler, her three sons, and her only brother, Robert McCormick and his wife, Gretchen who live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She will be buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati on Dec. 17, 2010.
Ann Rolph McCullough