Estella Belle (Blakely) Fuller

Estella Belle (Blakely) Fuller, age 91, of Pendleton, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Rawlins House in Pendleton. She was born on Jan. 28, 1920, in Van Buren, Ind. and was a longtime Pendleton resident.

She was an industrial nurse for General Motors in Anderson for several years. She was a 1938 graduate of Pendleton High School and a graduate of St. John’s Hospital, Anderson, Nurses Training program in 1941. She was a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tenn. Estella was a World War Two veteran of the Army Air Force Nursing Corps. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pendleton and was involved in service organizations for the needy as a nurse.

Survivors include two sons, John W. (Michelle) Fuller of Washington Court House, Oh., and Thomas B. Fuller of Ogden, Ill; two step children, Charles R. (Jean) Fuller, Jr. of Dracut, Ma., and Lois Veverka of Plainfield, Ill; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Blanche M. (Wisehart) Blakely; husband, Charles Rawson Fuller, Sr., and three siblings.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Lahm Chapel, Pendleton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton. Burial will follow in Mendon Cemetery, south of Pendleton and will include military honors.

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