Frances Fuller

Birth: July 26th, 1915
Death: March 1st, 2015
Age: 99 years
Previous Residence(s):Alma
High School:Alma High School - 1932

Frances Ann (Nelson) Fuller, 99, of Kalamazoo, Michigan and formerly of Alma passed away March 1, 2015, in the Springs at the Fountains of Bronson Place.  She was born on July 26, 1915 in Elwell, Michigan to Floyd and Lavilla (Church) Nelson and graduated from Alma High School, with the class of 1932.  She married her high school sweetheart, Melvin E. Fuller (Deceased in 1988) on October 17, 1936.

Frances was active in the Methodist Church in Alma and later in Fraser, Michigan and Bradenton, Florida.  She loved music and sang in the church choir and joined a choir that preformed across the country.  She continued her passion for signing as one women traveling show taking her music to nursing homes in the Bradenton area.  Wishing to be closer to her family she moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1995 where she resided at the Fountains, a senior citizens residence.

Frances is survived by her son, Gary M. Fuller and his wife Sue Ann, and her daughter, Kathi A. Fuller.  Along with her children she is survived by five grandchildren.  Gary’s children, Tamera S. Boehler, Katrina M. Riebschleger, Kevin G. Fuller, all of Saginaw.  And Kathi’s children, Jennifer L. Nitz and Peter C. Nitz of Kalamazoo.  She also leaves behind nine great grandchildren, Douglas A. Boehler, Kayla I. Williams, Bradley S. Boehler, Janelle L. Boehler, Emily J. Riebschleger, Matthew R. Riebschleger, Alyson S. Fuller, Nathan G. Fuller, and Olivia K. Nitz.  Frances also has two great-great grandsons, Conner and Carson Beohler.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Harriet Taber and two brothers Russell and Wayne Nelson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1 pm at Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma with Pastor Debbie Thomas of the Alma United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Alma.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 11 am until the time of services at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alma High School Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund, of which Melvin is an inductee.

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