Virginia Rose Fulford


Virginia Rose Fulford, 87, Ligonier, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, at Avalon Village, Ligonier.
She was born June 1, 1931, the daughter of Howard Winfield and Leona (Maugherman) Carpenter in Steuben County.
On June 4, 1950, she married Paul A. Fulford. He has since preceded in her death June 30.
Survivors include her three children, Barry A. (Vonzeal) Fulford, Albion, Terry (Susan) Fulford, North Webster, and Cyndi (Keith) Yoder, Ligonier; six grandchildren, Jason, Tamara, Melissa, Michael, Caitie and Anna; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two siblings, Duane Ward, Montpelier, Ohio, and Darlene (Dwight) Sickmiller, Angola; half brother, Arthur J. (Betty) Carpenter Sr., Bloomington; along with many loved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband of 68 years, Paul A. Fulford; three siblings, Bernadetta Carpenter, Larry Carpenter and Doreatha Tadsen; and granddaughter, Tiffany Ritter.
Virginia retired in 1993 from Johnson Controls after 38 years of faithful service.
Following her retirement, she enjoyed wintering in Frostproof, Florida, with her husband for many years.
Other things she liked to do included playing bingo, making crafts and reading is how she spent her spare time as well.
She was a member of the Wawaka United Methodist Church and a past member of the Sparta Conservation Club in Kimmell.
Her family will remember her as the true matriarch who always knew what you were up to, along with being a professional Avon collector. More than anything, she loved her family, especially all of her grandchildren. Everyone will miss her ability of always taking care of her family and friends.
A celebration of life gathering will take place in Virginia's honor Friday, Sept. 14, from 4-8 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767.
A funeral service will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. Pastor Dave Hackney will officiate. An additional hour of visitation for friends and family to gather will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service Saturday.
Burial will follow at Cosperville Cemetery in Cosperville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Cyndi Yoder.
Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on September 11, 2018
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