Kelly J. Fuller, 87 |
June 20, 1927 -- Nov. 28, 2014
Kelly J. Fuller, 87, of Amery, formerly of West Bend, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Willow Ridge Healthcare in Amery. Kelly was born on June 20, 1927, in River Falls; the daughter of Albion and Bessie Fuller. Kelly was one of four children.
After graduating from River Falls High School in 1945, she furthered her education attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout; graduating in 1949. She would use her schooling as she taught home economics at Sheboygan Vocational School, Stockton, California, and Wisconsin Rapids.
In 1957, she made West Bend her home. She would serve as homemaking coordinator and instructor for West Bend School of Vocational and Adult Education. Moreover, she taught English and trade/industry for the G.E.D. program in the surrounding area. During this time, she also taught for West Bend School District. During her tenure in West Bend, she organized and served as adviser for Vocational Homemaking Club. This would be better known as Moraine Educational Club in later years. She completed her masterís degree in 1968 on a sabbatical leave in Madison. She taught classes at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County and worked with students in reading and writing labs. Furthermore, she was a substitute teacher at Holy Angels School. Later, she also worked as a dietary supervisor at the Samaritan Home and Hospital.
She was very proud to be a foster parent with the Comprehensive Community Services Association program in Washington County for 18 years.
Kelly is survived by her nieces, nephews, foster family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Albion and Bessie, brother Farnum Fuller, and sisters Bonita (Joseph) Monness, and Beola (Bernard) Francis.
Funeral service for Kelly will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the OíConnell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin. Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery.