Betty Eileen Fulkerson, 89, of Huntsville, passed away at 11:57 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born in Massillon on July 15, 1929, the daughter of the late Hamer Ingle and Ellen Gladys Young Dipple.
On June 12, 1947, she married John Phillip Fulkerson in Belle Center and he preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2009.
She is survived by three sons, Richard L. “Rick” Fulkerson of St. Louis Park, Minn., John Christopher “Chris” (Kathy) Fulkerson of Huntsville and Joel B. (Lula) Fulkerson of Bellefontaine; two grandchildren, Andy (Amanda) Fulkerson of Huntsville and Nicole Fulkerson of Bellefontaine; three great-grandchildren; Ethan, Trenton and Kora Jean Fulkerson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; Millard “Gene” Dipple, James Edward Dipple, and a foster brother, Michael Eugene Bishop.
Betty was a 1947 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and was a member of the Huntsville Presbyterian Church. She also belonged to the Mended Hearts Support Group and Kings Daughters, and volunteered for the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild.
In her early years, she drove truck for the family business while raising three young sons and later went to work for more than 30 years at Indian Lake Schools, first as a study hall monitor, and then later as a cashier and secretary for the guidance office. She enjoyed traveling including trips out west and to Branson, Mo., and she enjoyed taking car rides around the county and state. She and her husband enjoyed going out deer watching. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s games and activities.
Pastor Ben Beres officiates a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 Burial is in Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntsville Presbyterian Church, 6490 Fruit St., Huntsville, OH 43324; and to the American Heart and Lung Association.
Express condolences to the family at www.edsfh.com.