Irma Prettyman, helped found Homestead Campground

September 11, 2020

Irma Prettyman of Jensen Beach, Fla., formerly of Harbeson, passed away July 24, 2020, in Jensen Beach. She was the daughter of the late Harry D. McCullough Jr. and Mildred (Owens) McCullough.

Irma was born Jan. 23, 1932. She graduated from Milford High School, where she was head majorette and May Queen. Irma graduated from Goldey-Beacom College, where she was Miss Goldey-Beacom.

After graduating from college, Irma married William H. Prettyman in 1953 and moved to Harbeson, where they were farmers and founders of the Homestead Campground. Irma enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, waterskiing and entertaining her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Irma was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, William H. Prettyman; brothers, Harry D. McCullough III, P. Irving McCullough, and William (June) McCullough; sisters, Laura McCullough, Sara (Bob) Littlehale, Ann (Arthur) Dickerson and Jean (Nelson) Swain; and sisters-in-law, Annabelle Wollaston and Patricia Ingram.

Irma is loved by her brother, James (Edith) McCullough; brother-in-law, James Prettyman; sister-in-law, Koretta Prettyman; cousin, Sandy Prettyman and many nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation will be held in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 until 11 a.m.  All in attendance must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing and gathering protocols.  A private Celebration of Life service and interment will follow for family only. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A., 22918 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.

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