Sorry we missed the sad news of Mary's passing. She was my Mothers cousin. I brought her back to Illinois shortly before her cousin Elizabeth Fetzer Blaine died. My brother and I spent the day and I visited her several more times around them. I was just thinking about her over the weekend as was my brither a search on a hunch led us to her obituary. Our condolences go you all.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary M. Fuller, 88, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at her home.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, at St. Mathias Church. A time of food and fellowship will be held at Gannon Hall following the mass. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, with a Rosary Prayer Service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish or Musser Public Library. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Mary was born on February 25, 1929, in Ohio, Illinois, the daughter of George C. and Mary 'Abbie' Walter Fetzer. She graduated from Walnut High School, class of 1947. She married James P. Fuller on July 15, 1948, in Ottawa, Illinois. He preceded her in death on May 25, 1978.
She was a salesperson at Glass Smart Shop for 13 years until the shop closed. She was a member of the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish and volunteered at church taking first Friday communion to shut-ins, helping at two nursing homes with masses, and also served as calling chair on the funeral luncheon committee. She also belonged to the Sewing Circle and was also a volunteer at Musser Public Library.
Those left to honor her memory include her sons, James P. Fuller Jr. and wife, Christine, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, and Terrence J. Fuller and wife, Cara, of Muscatine; seven grandchildren, Michael Burke, Stacy Howard, Dan Fuller, Patrick Fuller, Jessica Pentecost, Taylor Fuller, and Rochelle Fuller; and six great-grandchildren, Samantha Burke, River Burke, Jacob Groce, Katilyn Groce, Wyatt Fuller, Jacob Fuller, Lucas Pentecost, and Emily Fuller.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her children, Anna Fuller on May 4, 1950, Dan L. Fuller on December 16, 1984, and Linda Kay Riegel on December 19, 1990; one brother, Casper Fetzer; and one brother and sister in infancy.
Sorry I missed meeting you at your mom's visitation & funeral. I remember her well, especially from all the days I delivered the Des Moines Register to your home on W. 11th and collected weekly. She or your dad would often meet me at the door and we'd chat about a variety of matters. I think Mary was happy when Linda went to our senior prom with me. Mary and my paths crossed a few years ago and again we had a brief but very pleasant conversation. I extend my sympathies to you during this time of loss. Mary was a very sweet and classy lady!
Our deepest Sympathy for your loss. Mary was a grand lady.
Very sad to learn of the passing of Mary Fuller. What a kind and thoughtful person. I always appreciated her love and support of our family. We will miss her in this world for sure.
My deepest sympathy to the Fuller family. I attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade School and was in Dan's class. I can remember the Fuller family my whole life and Mary always had a kind word to say and always spoke to me. Such and kind, humble and beautiful lady. May she be resting in peace and having a beautiful reunion with her family who has gone before her.
My deepest sympathy to Terry and family. I had the pleasure of meeting Mary at Thanksgiving, and could immediately tell what a special person she was.
May God comfort you in your sorrow.
Mary, along with my mother Judy, were two of the most reverent and blessed women I've ever known. When they could attend early morning mass, they were always there. I was an Altar boy for 12 years growing up, and those women were among a handful of people who steadily attended Mass, and were active in their Catholicism. I'm sure Mary, and that handful of folks will truly be blessed by living out eternity with Jesus. I so admired Mary and the Fuller family growing up in Muscatine, and I grieve with the family at her lost living presence in your lives. May the Lord richly bless you all in your daily lives.
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