Edith Marie Fulton
October 06, 1911 ‒ May 01, 2007
LEXINGTON: Edith Marie Fulton, 95, of Sherwood Drive, Lexington, died Tuesday morning May 1, 2007 in Lexington Court Care Center following a short illness.
She was born October 6, 1911 on her family’s Mock Road Farm in Richland County to Clarence and Bertha (Dodge) Walters, was graduated from Bellville High School in 1930, and remained a lifelong area resident.
For more than 34 years, Edith worked with the Westinghouse Company. She walked the railroad tracks daily to get to her “Rosie-the-Riveter” job in the shot department during WWII. She later worked on thermostat lines, in welding and on presses.
As a young widowed mother, Edith learned self-reliance and self-sufficiency that budded into her strong character, and bloomed into her stoicism.
A former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bellville, she was a member of Christ Lutheran Church Deaf Congregation, Mansfield, AARP, and enjoyed sewing and gardening.
She will be remembered as a strong advocate, supporter and friend to Mansfield’s deaf community. In her later years she found delight in her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who remember how Edith excelled at cooking and baking, especially her Swiss steak dinners and all those Christmas cookies!
She is survived by her daughter Betty Campbell of Lexington; grandchildren Darlene Campbell, Martin and Amy Campbell all of Lexington, and Daniel Campbell of Mansfield; great grandchildren Sarah Beattie, Nicole Huey, Seth Campbell, Brooke and Justin Hewlett and Ashley Campbell; great great grandchildren Tristan Huey, Logan Beattie, and two on the way.
Her husband Willard Fulton preceded her in death in 1938. Also deceased are a son-in-law Don Campbell; a great grandson Jason Campbell; and sisters Estella Oyster and Margrata Lauppe.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 3, 2007 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10 am. Her grandson Martin Campbell will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Edith Fulton Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com