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Service set for Josephine Grace Fuller

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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 of 74.

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.


Posted 6/25/2007