September 7, 2013

Gerald L. Sullivan


---- — KOKOMO — Gerald L. Sullivan, 76, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Elwood.

He was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Howard County, to Garnie Sullivan and Gertrude (Miller) Sullivan Davis. He was blessed June 5, 2009, with a wonderful wife, Annette (Attebery) Bone Sullivan, who survives. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon Rose, Jan. 12, 2008. They were married Jan. 12, 1956.

Gerald was a lifelong farmer. He raised tomatoes for RedGold for many years and had been named top producer for one of those years. He also raised cattle and drove a school bus for Northwestern School Corporation for more than 30 years. As a school bus driver, he drove several of the sports teams to games and tournaments all over the state. He was a member of Galveston United Methodist Church in Galveston and Howard County 4-H, where he was very involved over the years with his children and grandchildren. He loved the Lord, his family and his church.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Sullivan of Kokomo; son, Dean (Pam) Sullivan of Galveston; daughters, Julie (Stan) Rybolt of Kokomo and Tammy (John) Radez of Westfield; two grandchildren, Jonathan (Stephanie) Rybolt and Ginna Rybolt; two step-grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Lee; stepdaughters, Teressa (Lynn) Ault of Bunker Hill, Vicky (Ernie) Engels of Savanya, Ohio and Barbara (Rick) Schroder of Logansport; stepson, Jeff Bone of Galveston; several other step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Max (Judy) Sullivan of Galveston, Phil (Mary) Sullivan of Michigan; and several other special family members.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Galveston United Methodist Church, 515 S. Maple St., Galveston, with the Rev. Roy E. Ice officiating. Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Galveston United Methodist Church, Galveston.

Memorials may be made to the Galveston United Methodist Church or Howard County 4-H.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston assisted the family with arrangements.