|Luella Katherine Mary Fuller|
|Friday, December 20, 2013 9:02 PM|
Feb. 7, 1923-Dec. 19, 2013
She was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Fort Jennings to Herbert and Velma (Pangle) Allemeier, who preceded her in death. Growing up on a family farm during the depression and her father’s death when she was 8 years old taught her the value of hard work, but not without a mischievous sense of humor even in her early years. She graduated from Fort Jennings High School in 1940 and worked a number of places before meeting Paul Richard Fuller at a dance in Delphos. They were married Dec. 8, 1945, and Paul preceded her in death in 1989.
In 1970, Luella began her career with the I.R.S. in the Lima office as a revenuer. By 1983, she was a lead instructor working in Cincinnati, eventually moving to Washington D.C. where she retired in 1990. Knowing she wanted to return to Ohio, she did exhaustive research and concluded that Bucyrus would be an ideal community in which to settle and stay busy, so she had a home built and became very active in Good Hope Lutheran Church, Bucyrus Community Hospital TWIG, VITA (tax preparation assistance) and met regularly with the Marion chapter of NARFE (Retired Federal Employees).
Luella was an avid traveler, mostly with her sister, Kathy. Their travels took them to all 50 states, including traveling the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Genealogy research also took them to a number of countries in Europe. She also visited The Holy Land and their most recent visit was to Australia. Luella will be remembered as a woman of strong faith who valued honesty and good character above all. She was very intelligent with an astute mind for business and a heart for the underdog.
Luella is survived by three of her children, Connie Strawser of Troy, June Ellen Cady of Alamogordo, NM, and Cliff Fuller of Toledo; son-in-law, Ron Oaks of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Christopher (Kyra) Oaks, Stephanie Oaks, Neil Strawser, Eric Strawser, Norma (John) Griffith and Aaron Cady; four great grandchildren, Dustin and Grady Oaks and Lily and Lainie Strawser; many foster grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband of 44 years and her parents, Luella was preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne Oaks; brother, Carl Allemeier; and sister, Kathleen Clover.
Funeral services will be held in Good Hope Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Dec. 28. Family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Fort Jennings’ Mt. Calvary Cemetery on a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to go to the Good Hope Youth Ministries. Memories can be shared on Luella’s obituary page at www.wisefuneral.com.