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Elaine O. Fuller: 1932-2017


OTTAWA — Elaine Odette Fuller, 85, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Columba Church with the Rev. David M. Kipfer officiating. Burial services will be private at a later date in Ottawa Avenue Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church.
Elaine was born Aug. 7, 1932, in Ottawa, the daughter of Arthur Durante and Pia “Pearl” (Vighi) Scurti. She married Robert Lee Fuller on Jan. 25, 1954, in Crown Point, Ind. He preceded her in death on April 28, 2000.
She is survived by her children, Debra Lee (William) Mucci, of Ottawa, and Robert Lee (Diane) Fuller Jr., of Peoria; grandchildren, Angela Marie (Umile) Guido and great-grandchild to be, baby Guido, of Westerly, R.I., and Mario Joseph (Danielle) Mucci, of Seminole, Fla.; and a brother, Edward Wayne (Lois) Scurti, of Byron, Ill.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Lee Fuller Towne.
Elaine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Naplate, where she proudly served on the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary’s, the church that she loved. She was a member and past president of the American Legion Post 33 Auxiliary.
She attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and graduated in 1954. Elaine also had worked at Rivershores Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Social Services. She was a very loving woman who loved her family, cooking and just having a good time. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Julie, David, Tina, Sarah, Sonya, Jamie, Crystal and Jodie from VITAS Hospice as well as her caregiver, Vira Franchetto. Also sincere thanks to the staff of Pleasant View Hearthstone where Elaine lived from February 2016 to July of 2017. To all of these people we will be forever grateful for loving and caring for our mom. Your kindness and loving care for her is deeply appreciated.
Memorial contributions may be directed to VITAS Hospice, 105 Marquette St., La Salle, IL 61301, or the La Salle County Nursing Home.
To share a memory or sign the guestbook, please visit or Gladfelter Funeral Home on Facebook.
Gladfelter Funeral Home
1601 E. Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350

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