Jean Frances Fulmer

September 02, 1930 ‒ May 08, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

Jean Frances Fulmer, 89, of Loudonville, died Friday afternoon, May 8, 2020 in Ohio Health Mansfield after a brief illness. Jean was born September 2, 1930 in Shreve, the daughter of the late Virgil and Velma (Miller) Gilson. She was a 1948 graduate of Shreve High School, a 1952 graduate of The College of Wooster, and a 1978 graduate of Ashland College with a Master of Education degree. Jean taught junior high school English for 31 years in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District and she was a proud recipient of a Jennings Scholarship in 1977-78. She was an active member of the Loudonville community as a member of Trinity Community Church, The Mohican Area Historical Society, The Friends of the Loudonville Library, serving as Vice-president and trustee for many years, and the Loudonville Book Discussion Group and Cookbook Club.

Jean was an avid reader, and she loved buying and selling antiques at The Out-on-a-Limb store near her home. She enjoyed many genres of music and singers but especially loved the singing of her grandson, Matt Young. On June 6, 1953 she married Doyle J. “Bud” Fulmer and he died July 4, 2010.

Jean is survived by her son, Jon Fulmer of Columbus; her daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Ken Young of Loudonville; her grandson, Matthew F. Young of Loudonville; and her brother-in-law, Denzil Daugherty of Wooster. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters, Lucille Kiester, Madge Drown, and Janet Daugherty, and her brother Roy Gilson.

Private family graveside services will in Loudonville Cemetery with Pastor John Temple officiating. A Memorial Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held later this summer in Trinity Community Church, Loudonville. Jean’s family encourages that memorial contributions be given to Loudonville Fire Department/EMS, Inc. 200 N. Market Street, Loudonville; The Friends of the Loudonville Public Library, 124 E. Main Street, Loudonville, Ohio 44842; or Trinity Community Church, 127 S. Union Street, Loudonville, Ohio 44842.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Jean’s family and encourages you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at



  • I’m so very sorry to hear this! Mrs. Fulmer was one of my most favorite teachers ever! I had her for 7th and 8th grade English, and I attribute much of my love of, and ability in English, to her. We’ve kept in touch all of these years, sending Christmas cards every year and talking when we saw each other in town. I saw her at Colonial Manor when she was there, a while back. We had such a nice visit. I’ve always loved her SO much! She was such a wonderful friend to me. I know I’ll see her again someday…. Praying for all of the family in these tough times. God give you peace and strength.

  • Please accept condolences on the passing of your mother. I know she had a zest for life and how close you were. She has gone to another dimension where she will be watching the entire family as you all remember her in your own ways and memories. May GOD bless and watch over you all, Sunshine will again be with all of you.

  • Our deepest condolences for Jean’s family. She was such an amazing person and wonderful teacher and truly genuinely caring women. She will be greatly missed. She always had a smile on her face.

  • She was my favorite teacher. I can still hear her explaining sentence structure in ways that were engaging. Her enthusiasm was infectious. It is because of her that I learned to love to read and write and became fond of nouns, verbs, pronouns etc. My condolences to the family. She was a gem.

  • Jon,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Ms Fulmer was a wonderful lady and a great teacher. I have nothing but positive, happy memories about being in her class. She had a way of making all of us feel important and inspired her students to learn and do their best! I remember playing pranks of Mr McClure, who taught next door to her at Budd.

    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

    Juli Petrie Gallup

  • To the Fulmer family;
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. I remember her as my 8th grade teacher and going through school with Jon. May God bring you peace and comfort during this time.

  • Mrs. Fulmer was one of my favorite teachers at the Budd School, and I loved being in her class. I am so sorry for your loss, and the Loudonville-Perrysville communities lost an amazing person. You all are in my prayers, and I will never forget her. May God be with all of you!

  • I am so sorry to hear the news. I had just visited with her about a year ago at her home, she still was as witty as ever! We had a very nice visit. She was definitely one of my favorite teachers.

  • I was so sorry to read this. I loved Mrs Fulmer. She was my favorite English teacher ever. I had her in 7th grade. She made diagramming sentences fun. She made us memorize linking verbs, helping verbs and prepositional phrases. She told us we would use this and it would be very helpful in the Future. She was right and to this day I can sing them out. I remember I ran into her awhile back and I told her what she meant to me and then I shared with her that I hadn’t forgotten what she taught me. She was so awesome. I remember she would dance around and put a little song to a word that was tough to spell and to this day I sing the song. She has made such an impression on me and she has helped me and is a part of my success. I remember I even went to her for some help with a paper when I was in college and she was ready and willing to help. She will be missed. Prayers for your family

    Dawn Adam
    Class of 1983
    Pinehurst NC

  • Jill I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I always enjoyed her as a teacher and growing up around you all. Prayers to you and your family.

    Barb Sellman

  • Our sympathy to Jean’s family. Jean was a classy English teacher. She was friendly and challenged us to perform. She’s part of of one of my all time favorite stories to get out of school to go mushroom hunting. She was innocent and I was guilty. Enjoyed seeing her occasionally at the grocery store. I will always have fond memories of Jean. God’s peace and love be with all.

  • Jill and family,
    Happy memories of teaching with her at the Budd building! Prayers are with you, your family, and Jon’s family.

  • Jill , Jon and Familyo
    So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet beautiful lady. Also, so sorry for the loss of your Dad, years ago.
    So many fond memories, when your parents and my parents (Harold and Helen Brubaker) were good friends. I do believe they became good friends, when raising Turkey’s at the same time.
    In Thoughts and Prayers

  • So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing teacher- taught me to diagram sentences in a way that made grammar make sense. She was an asset to the community and will be missed by many. Your family is in my prayers, Kathy (Gess) Duncan

  • So sorry for you loss Jill,Jon and Matt.Your Mother/ Grandmother was a truly amazing person.She was my very favorite teacher.. Budd School English.My heart felt condolences.

  • Prayers for your family during this time of loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Mrs. Fulmer as my English teacher. She was one of the best teachers I can remember having. May God give you comfort and peace at this time.

  • So sadden to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a special friend and a companion card player!! So enjoyed talking and visiting with her. She will be truly missed by many people.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of having Mrs. Fulmer for English but was so jealous of those who did. She was always so pleasant and had a warm, wonderful smile for everyone.

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with the family at this time.

  • Jill and Ken, Matt and Jon, my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mom/grandmother. Jean will always hold a special place in my heart. She was such an inspiration to me with her words of wisdom, her humor, her intelligence and her faith! She is deeply missed!!

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my favorite euchre partner. I will always remember the fun we had sharing meals at Jill and Ken’s house followed by playing cards. And I will also remember her asking me if I could cook anything other than Apple Crisp. Jean was a class lady and always made me feel special. My sympathy and love go out to Jill, Ken, Matt and John. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Connie Hinkle