Obituary: Florence E. Fuller, age 95 of Ruby Creek

March 20, 2012

Florence E. Fuller, aged 95 of Ruby Creek, Branch, passed away on March 15, 2012.  Florence was born on August 13, 1916 in Ruby Creek, the 3rd of 12 children of Grove and Estella (Augustine) Taylor, and attended Ruby Creek and Carr schools.  On November 22, 1934, she married Jasper Fuller in Scottville, and they celebrated 66 years working side by side together until Jasper preceded her in death on June 10, 2001.  Florence spent many years working on the farm, enjoying their fishpond, and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren compete in softball and basketball games.  In her later years, she got to see the cow pasture used as a mud bog pit, and she loved making quilts for her great-grandchildren, MCE school auctions, and for the Red Cross up until a few months ago.  She also enjoyed hooking rag rugs, and reminiscing of the Ruby Creek area, and her family history.

 

Along with her husband, Florence was preceded in death by her son-in-law Don Stickney, her grandson Dennis Stickney, her great-granddaughter Paige Conklin, her sisters Mildred Bayle, Orpha Kirwin, and Ruth Mary Ives, and her brothers Lyle, Claude, and Robert Taylor.

 

She will be greatly missed by her children Robert (Dorothy) Fuller of Scottville, Mrs. Don (Estella) Stickney of Custer, and Patricia (Eugene) Proue of Ruby Creek, her grandchildren Duane (Suzanne) Stickney, Sue (Ed) Mikulskis, Sharon (Stan) McCumber, Dawn (David) Bankey, Karen (Mike) Hamilton, Steve (Jill) Stickney, Donna (Joe) Hoover, Wes (Jody) Strait, Carol (David) Stakenas, Joan Conklin, and Jim (Lori) Fuller, 3 step grandchildren Debbie Nelson, Patrick Proue, and Michelle Proue, 27 great-grandchildren, 15 great, great-grandchildren, her sisters Marjorie Cole, Genevieve Hendrixon, Bess Stolcenberg, and Edna “Chic” Payne, her brother Marvin (Pat) Taylor, her sister-in-law Marian Fuller, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held for Florence at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 24 at the Scottville United Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Conklin officiating.  Burial will follow at McCumber Cemetery.  Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Carr Fire Department, or Harbor Hospice.  Please visit Florence’s personal memory page at www.stephensfuneralhome.net to sign her guestbook, or to leave a memory of Florence for her family.

 

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