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Virginia Fulton services Friday

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Virginia W. (Tucker) Fulton, longtime Chesterton resident, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Valparaiso, Ind., at the age of 87.

Virginia was born on November 29, 1926, in Gary, Ind., to Thomas G. and May Tucker.

She was married to Robert E. Fulton, Sr., for 65 years prior to his passing on February 20, 2010.

She is survived by her children, Dorothy (Trent) Bullock of Ogden Dunes, Ind., Dianne (Michael) McCorkel of Chesterton, and Robert (Cindy) Fulton, Jr. of Porter, Ind., eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Gerri Tucker.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, William Tucker, Sr. and Thomas Tucker; sisters, Margaret Rose, Juanita Snyder and infant sisters, Marian, Violet and Dorothy Tucker.

Virginia was a dedicated homemaker and former employee of Westchester Public Library for ten years. She cherished time with her family and always showed a great love for children. As a member of the deaf community, Virginia often took it upon herself to teach sign language to family and friends. This will be a memory shared by many loved ones. She was also an active participant in both the Black Oak Hearing Impaired Lionís Club, Northwest Indiana Deaf Club and a member of the Heritage Lutheran Church of Valparaiso, Ind. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening and cooking. Virginia will always be remembered as having a loving and kind nature, strong faith and her love for the Lord.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Pastor Joe Ostafinski officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 13, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Golden Living Center, 251 Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Posted 1/12/2014