Diane Kay Fulk

March 28, 1957 ‒ May 11, 2016

Lexington, Ohio


LEXINGTON: Diane Kay Fulk passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from Hospice House in Ashland surrounded by her family. She was 59.

She was born March 28, 1957 to parents Gene & Mary (Terman) Heidlebaugh in Mansfield. She graduated Northmor High School with the class of 1975 and was very involved in their 4-H program. Diane went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Ashland University.

Raised on a farm, Diane enjoyed being outdoors. A young man from a neighboring farm caught her eye, and the couple fell in love over many John Deere tractor rides. On September 8, 1979, she married Steven Ray Fulk and together they raised three children.

Diane was a teacher at her alma mater, Northmor Local Schools, where she taught home economics for 32 years. She loved helping her students learn new things and even taught sewing skills to her own family. She was a wonderful cook and combined that with her love of gardening to make the best homemade salsa.

In spare time, she took pleasure in riding horses, walking, and quilting. But above all, Diane cherished spending time with her family and friends.

Diane was a member of Steam Corners United Methodist Church in Lexington where she played piano for worship services in younger years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Steve Fulk of Lexington; children Brian (Bethany) Fulk of Galion, Adam (Shelly) Fulk of Mt. Gilead, and Holly (Nick) Queen of Lexington; grandchildren Ethan, Hunter, Raelyn, Kendal and Paisley Fulk, and Case, Kenny and Mack Queen; parents Gene & Mary Heidlebaugh of Lexington; siblings Rick (Deb) Heidlebaugh of Columbia, TN, Donna (Franklyn) Lay of Lexington, and Cathy (Mike) Foust of Lexington; father-in-law Ray (Wilma) Fulk of Lexington, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Diane was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Vivian Fulk.

Although no public service will be held in Diane’s memory, her family hopes you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice House (1050 Dauch Dr, Ashland, OH 44805) or to the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center (10465 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 or online at http://giving.clevelandclinic.org/)

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Diane’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I am so sorry for your loss… I
    have many fond memories of Mrs.Fulk from school I never saw her without a smile or a kind word. My prayers are with you all

  • We are so sorry. We love you guys. Hal wants you to know that you are all like family to us. We will be praying for all of you. Give Steve a hug from Hal. Love Hal and Margie, Danielle and Matt, and Marjorie

  • Diane was one-of-a-kind! Patrick and I both thought the world of her and loved having her for a teacher, neighbor and friend. We will always remember her with fond memories.

  • So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort in this time of need. May God be with you.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends during this time. I have so many fond, funny memories of Mrs. Fulk that I will forever cherish! The conversations in class are unforgettable! 🙂 She was definitely an inspiration to me and I will never ever forget her. May she rest in heaven. Fly high beautiful angel!

  • Diane was my classmate at Northmor and she was always so sweet and kind to everyone. She was very talented in many areas and wore pretty dresses that she had made herself. My sympathy to her family. I am thankful that she knew the Lord and is now free of pain.

  • Diane was a wonderful friend & colleague @ Northmor High School. Her smile, sense of humor & love for us all was spiced with a great sense of humor. My condolences to all the family. Diane will be greatly missed.

  • Mrs. Fulk was an amazing teacher and person. Condolences are sent to you from the Gibson family. Bobbi Jo, Carol and Tammy

  • Mrs. Fulk was a wonderful teacher, friend, and mentor. I have lots of great memories of her from class, FHA, fair, and trips. She was so wonderful to me and I enjoyed talking to her and staying in contact even after school. I am SO sorry for your loss. May you be surrounded by the love of God and have peace in the coming days and weeks. Rest in heaven, sweet angel!

  • we are so sorry to hear this the world will be a darker place with out her we will keep steve,brian,adam,holly in our prayers

  • We wnt to extend our sincere condolences go out to each and every one of Diane’s Family. We remember the Heidlebaugh Family
    and Fulk Family very well. God be with you all at this very sad time.

  • So sorry for your loss of a very special lady. She was a great teacher and FHA advisor for my 4 years of high school. Their is so many memories of the times we had together during school, FHA activities and meetings. To all of the Fulk family so sorry for you loss, she will be missed by all.

  • Diane will be missed , I am sorry for your family’s loss, Diane was special as she was involved in many kids lives . I know of 3 that knew her and cared a lot about her . She was a friend in school as we went to many of the same classes was always a caring person in school . When Robin Snow told me today that she had went home to be with the Lord I felt a sense of lose even thoughI haven seen her I knew through the family she was ill. You know she is not hurting now and will have a new body as the Lord promised, just remember we will see her one day . That day may be soon! So rest Diane rest and see you when we see you!

  • So sorry for your loss Mrs Fulk was a wonderful sweet teacher. She will be dearly missed Prayers for her family.

  • Words cannot express the sorrow in our hearts. Mrs. Fulk will be greatly missed. My years with her at Northmor will be forever cherished. May God lift you all up and surround you with peace during your time of grief.

  • Sending warm thoughts and prayers to Diane’s parents, siblings, husband, precious children and grandchildren, neighbors, friends and everyone whose life she touched. What a wonderful legacy that has been left by such a beautiful lady. Such sweet memories she has left with those who loved her. May God bring you comfort like only He can give, and smile His love and peace down upon you. Thank you Lord for Diane’s life. Hold her tight in your loving arms, until that day when we can see her again!!

  • Sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was a wonderful mentor. My thoughts go out to your family as you lay her to rest.

  • Expressing heartfelt sympathy in the Diane. She has left a legacy not only with her cherished husband, children, grandchildren, family but also in the lives of so many precious students and peers. I pray that it will soothe your hearts to know that life’s final journey now leads to the grace and beauty that Diane now enjoy. And where she waits for us in heaven. Surely God’s hand is in all of this and we know His ways are perfect. May God comfort and bless all of you. Love and prayers. Millissa

  • So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you strength in the days and years to come.

  • I am so sorry for the loss. Heaven certainly gained another angel. The Heidlebaugh and Fulk families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful teacher, she was my home economics teacher in 9th grade. I remember when she taught us about sex ed. And she showed how a baby comes through the vaginal canal and the pain that came with it, I swore I was never having children after that. Sorry if that offends anyone, but it was a good memory of her for me. She was a wonderful teacher, she cared for her students. She will be missed.

  • Steve,Brian,Adam, &Holly, So very for your loss,our prayers are with you at this time. Remember all the good things and the people that Diane touched and she was very well loved by all and left alot of good memories for all that knew her. Again our prayers are with you.
    Dave and Bonnie Baker

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Our sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers will be with you all. Love, Robin and Tim Hipsher, Uncle Forest, Mark, Brian, and Eric

  • We are truly sorry for your loss. I have so many good memories of all us kids in the neighborhood playing together on the pond. Prayers for all her family. God Bless

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fulk family! I loved being in Mrs Fulk’s classes! One of my most favorite memories that I will never forget is how she figured out that I would get test anxiety every time we had a test, so one day she called me up to her desk and ask me the questions that I missed and I knew every one of them, I just would draw a blank every time the test was out in front of me. Thank you Mrs Fulk for believing in me when I didn’t even believe in myself at times. You will be greatly missed 🙁 May God bless you all through this very difficult time!

  • So sorry to here of your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you

    all through this very difficult time.

  • I had her as my teacher my sophmore year. although I only went to northmor that year she taught me so much. From sewing pants an a hoodie to making a pizza an cookies. Or just chatting with her. She was a great teacher an always had a big smile for you when you walked in. Im sorry for your loss!

  • You will be missed, Mrs. Faulk! You are, not just the one teacher I will miss, the person you were will be missed! Thank you for being the wonderful person you were and the laughter we were able to share with you in the classroom. May you rest in peace, and we see each other again!

  • My prayers are with you at this time. I have known Diane all my life and our lives were intertwined daily until graduation. I want to share one day at Steam Corners Sunday school class and someone spouted out that all of us had names that ended in “ann” well almost, there was Joann, Mariann, Roxanna, Diane and Lowell”ann”. We brought that up often after that day. It is the love, the laughter and the memories that mean so much when we loose our family and friends. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and hope that God’s grace brings you comfort in this time. Until we are all together again!

  • With sincere condolences to her entire family from the Gail B. Smith family. She was a beloved wife, mother, friend, teacher, and so much more. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time of remembrance and mourning. God bless.

  • I am so sad to hear this news. She was a lovely teacher and woman. Sending prayers and love to her family during this difficult time. <3

  • I remeber being in Mrs. Fulks home ec class like it was yesterday….She is the one who taught me to sew! She was an awesome teacher… My deepest condolences to her family…She was a wonderful lady.

  • I have so many great memories of cousin Diane from growing up next door on the Heidlebaugh farm. She was much loved by our whole family. Diane was always such a sweet and kind person and we will miss her very much.
    Randy, Cindy, Chelsea, Lindsey and Chris

  • So sorry for your loss. Mrs Full was one of my favorite teachers. A truly beautiful person!!

  • What a,wonderful person. She made a difference in so many lives. She earned many crowns in heaven.

  • So sorry to hear about Mrs fulk she was a special person and a excellent teacher had some good memories with her when she was a teacher in school and also an all around good hearted person she always has something good to say and always a smile shewill be missed dearly

  • Fulk Family,

    Diane is one of my fondest memories while a student at Northmor. She was so very kind and loving – no matter who you were. She always made me smile and will be missed.

    Prayers to you during this time.
    Heidi (Shofner) Dutt

  • I am sorry for your loss. I did not know Mrs. Fulk, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one. I hope the following scriptures will bring you comfort. Rev. 21:3,4 “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Can you imagine what the world will be like without death and pain? We will never again mourn the loss of someone we love, or feel the sting that death leaves behind. But the Bible promises us even more, John 5:28,29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Those we have lost will be brought back to life, and they will never suffer and die again. What a wonderful hope, please accept my condolences at this time.

  • My deepest sympathy to Diane’s family. I worked with her for many years at Northmor and have fond memories of those years with her. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.