Chesterton resident Josephine Grace Fuller died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the
Horton VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. She was 88.
Born on Oct. 4, 1918 in Allendale, Mich., she was the daughter of Cornelius
Verplank and Kate Dykema, both of whom preceded her in death. She married
Allen Lee Fuller, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughter Karen Lee Maney (husband George) of Chesterton;
granddaughter Nicole Bolde (Mark); and sisters Edna Pavol and Eleanor Berg.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by brother,
Cornelius, and sisters Esther, Marguerite and Elaine.
A registered nurse, she was a registered nursing supervisor at Porter
Memorial Hospital in Vaparaiso in its beginning stages as a county hospital.
Then she was employed by Dr. Thomas Hall in his Chesterton office for 18
years. She finished her nursing career as an occupational health nurse until
her retirement in 1981. She was a truly dedicated nurse, always available to
help anyone with their health care needs. She was a member of Bethlehem
Lutheran Church and a lifelong Porter County resident. She also enjoyed
quilting and knitting and learned to quilt from her sister Eleanor at the age
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 at the Bethlehem Lutheran
Church, 2050 W. 1100 N., Chesterton, with the Rev. Thelma McGill-Cobbler
officiating. Interment will be in Chesterton Cemetery. Visitation will be on
Tuesday, June 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517
Broadway, Chesterton. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or
to the Horton VNA Hospice Center.