Elizabeth Scott (Woodard) Bay Fuller

August 16, 1918 ‒ June 17, 2017

Lexington, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Elizabeth Fuller peacefully passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Lexington Court Care Center at the age of 98.

She was born August 16, 1918 to parents James Albert & Velena Okle (Ellis) Woodard in Melton, West Virginia. Elizabeth was graduated from Rio Grande High School and babysat members of the Evans family (relatives to Bob Evans).

On August 28, 1944, she married Dallas Clarence Bay who passed away the day before their 9th wedding anniversary in 1953. Ten years later she married Jeston Dale Fuller on April 14th, 1963; he passed away in 1979.

Elizabeth worked as a telephone operator for Sears and dedicated her life to raising her two daughters Grace and Eileen. She was an excellent cook and was known for her catchphrase “by cracky!” which was popular in the late 1800’s but still used daily by Elizabeth.

She was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield and a previous member of St. Mark’s United Methodist (now Christ United Methodist) in Galion. Elizabeth was an active church member and a tremendous woman of faith.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Grace Smith of Lima, and Eileen & Mark Kline of Lexington; grandchildren (& spouses) Marlene & Rick Fox, Jessica Smith, Keri & Chris Sobieck, Wendy & Rick Tommelleo, and Travis & Nouiy Kline; great-grandchildren Samantha Tommelleo, Allison Tommelleo, MacKenzie Sobieck, Christopher Sobieck, and Aubin Tommelleo.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings: Ervin Woodard, Eloise Tannehill, Mary Ellen Woodard, Dorotha Woodard, William Woodard, and James Woodard.

Her family will receive friends 2-4 p.m.  Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a 4 p.m. funeral service will give glory to God for Elizabeth’s life with Pastor Ron Biddle officiating. Friends are also invited to attend her burial by meeting in Greenlawn Cemetery (15550 Elm Rock Rd, Nelsonville, OH 45764) 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 27th.

Contributions in her memory to Asia’s Hope (please make checks payable to Crossroads Community Church) may be made at her services.

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

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  • What a grand, long life. Although I only knew OF Elizabeth, I know her daughter and son-in-law Eileen and Mark Kline. They are two of the most caring and compassionate people I know, so I’m guessing it is in part a legacy passed on by Mama. The beauty of one who has known Jesus as her Savior is that death has no sting. She walked away from her 98 years on this earth into Jesus’ arms. I am keepin the family in my tender prayers, as I know they will miss her.

  • Sending love and prayers God Bless her Eternal rest grant to her oh Lord and let Your perpetual light shine upon her

  • She was such a special lady. She will be greatly missed. She was my favorite aunt. We will keep yall in our prayers.

  • Eleen and Mark,
    Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and the entire family. God Bless You All.

  • As one of Elizabeth’s pastors at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Galion, we loved her and her faithfulness at the church. Allyson and I remember her well, and also remember her “By crikey” comment, as I grew up in England often hearing that comment as a child. We were blessed by her friendship, and we will remember her in the years to come, as she gave us a cutting from her Hibiscus tree which had double blossoms. That cutting is now a 6 foot tall tree, and blooms for much of the year, reminding us of her each time it blooms!

  • We were so fortunate to have known Elizabeth. Charitable, selfless, loving, these are all words to describe her. She was a joy to be around. Our family will never forget how wonderful she was. Our whole family was touched by her kindness. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  • Sorry to hear about Elizabeth. We were friends @ St. Mark. She always was nice to everyone. Prayers for everyone.