Keye Stinson McCulloch [nee Arma Key Stinson] of Fort Worth, Texas, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the age of 99. Her last phrases were, "I love you" and "God will take care of me”.
Funeral Service: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook, Texas 76126. Visitation: 2-3:00 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Private burial will take place later, with John, at the DFW National Cemetery.
Born Arma Key Stinson, Key was born to Edgar and Effie Cody Stinson, October 18, 1923, in Winfield, Titus County, Texas. She was the third Stinson child, following her brother, Frank, and sister, Mary Xantha. Her baby sister, Ladye Melba, followed ten years later. Her family lived in Winfield until 1933 when her dad moved the family to a nearby farm where Key lived until she graduated from high school.
After high school Key completed secretarial training to allow her to work during her studies at East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce (ETSTC). She excelled in school as did all her siblings. While at ETSTC she met the Baptist Student Union Coordinator’s brother, John H. McCulloch (Mac), who was enlisted with the US Army 1st Cavalry, then transferred to the Army Air Corp (later to become the U.S. Air Force). After John completed Officer Candidate School, they married June 11, 1943. That was when Key corrected the spelling of her name to Keye, to match her birth certificate.
During the first year of their marriage, Keye established households in John’s 18 changes of station. Later, when John deployed overseas, Keye lived with relatives in Virginia. Finally, she returned to live with her sister and brother-in-law in Fort Worth until John returned at the end of WWII.
After the war, John enrolled in the first postwar class at Baylor Dental School in Dallas while Keye worked as a secretary for an ophthalmologist. In 1949, Keye gave birth to daughter, Keye II. Their second daughter Mary Kate was born in 1958. Keye remained a stay-at-home mom as John built his dental practice in Seagraves, Gaines County, Texas, and the surrounding area.
Keye developed a genuine Christian faith at an early age and was involved in churches wherever they lived. After John retired, they moved to Lubbock, then De Leon, and finally to Benbrook where they enjoyed belonging to the Chapel on base, where many have kept in touch with her through the years. John McCulloch, DDS, died in 2008.
Music was her second love. She sang all the time, filling her life and the lives of her loved ones with all genres of music: Broadway musicals, classical, spirituals, and pop. She was an avid reader and worked crossword puzzles daily. She was known for her kindness and friendship throughout her life.
Survivors: Keye leaves two daughters, Keye McCulloch II, and Kate McCulloch.