Mary Jane Fulton

December 12, 1918 ‒ October 30, 2011

Lucas, Ohio

LUCAS: On Sunday, October 30, 2011, lifelong Lucas resident, Mary Jane Fulton, 92, “slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God” (Reagan, 1986). She was surrounded by her family, and pastor of the church she attended her entire life.

On December 12, 1918, Mary Jane was born to Enoch & Crete Smith in the village of Lucas. She graduated from Lucas High School in 1936 and worked as a bookkeeper, for a number of years at the Lucas Equity.

After her husband, Merle H. Fulton (married 1942 at Fort Bragg, NC) returned from WWII, they spent the rest of their lives on the Fulton family farm outside of Lucas.

Mary Jane will be remembered for her ever present smile and her fun loving nature. She loved the Lord and loved to pray with her family. Even as she forgot everything, she always remembered the Lord ’s Prayer. So much so, that she slipped away moments after her family gathered around her bed and prayed the prayer she loved.

She is survived by her son, Merle D. (Jana) Fulton, of South Gulf Cove, FL; granddaughter Gina (Aloys) Kamwithi, who made their home with her; daughter-in-law Ann K. Fulton of Lucas; granddaughters Renee’ (Steve) Smith of Battle Creek, MI, and Rebecca (David) Gongwer of Ontario; four great grandchildren Sarah, Stevie, and Matt Smith of Battle Creek, MI and Michael Kisling of Mansfield.

Those she loved and preceded her in death were her parents, her loving husband Merle, and two infant sons.

The family extends a very special thanks to Jackie Montgomery, her daytime health care aid, and Hospice of North Central Ohio, for the wonderful, loving care Mary Jane received during her final years.

The family will receive friends Saturday, November 5, 2011 from noon to 2 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church on Pleasant Valley Road, Lucas, Ohio, where her memorial service will be begin at 2p.m. Graveside committal services will follow on the family farm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Mary Jane’s name to Hospice of North Central Ohio, or Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church.

The Fulton family chose Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes for services and private online condolences to the family may be made by