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Gilma Gene Fulk

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gilma Gene Fulk, 85, Clay City, died Dec. 1, 2010, at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil.

She was born July 20, 1925, in Clay County, the daughter of James and Elsie Mills Brothers.

She graduated from Clay City High School.

As a young girl, she attended new Hope Baptist Church. She later was a long-time member of the Jefferson Baptist Church and had played the piano there for many years.

On Sept. 20, 1942, she married John "Johnny" Fulk. He preceded her in death suddenly in June 1970.

During their marriage, he owned and operated "Johnny's Garage" in Coal City.

Gilma helped with doing the bookwork and running for parts among other things at the garage.

Later, after Johnny passed away, she moved into the apartments in Clay City. She worked for the Census Bureau for many years.

Gilma was a loving mom and grandma. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in sports activities and followed the Clay City Band as well. She will lovingly be known as Grandma Gene.

Survivors include her daughters Darenda Dyer and husband Willis and Belinda Long and husband Jack, all of Clay City, grandchildren Alissa Roberts, Amanda Roberts (Scott), Andrew Dyer (Heather), Jenny Hutchinson (Randy), and Brad Long (Angela), great-grandchildren Ashley, Alivia, Brett, Blake, Kaitlyn, Hannah, Will, Ethan and Zach, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Fulk, and brother Robert Brothers.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, with Brother Scott Wiley officiating.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, from 5-8 p.m., and again Saturday, prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Jefferson Baptist Church, Coal City.

Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.