Karen Fulton


Karen Lee Fulton age 83 of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Addington Place.

Visitation for family & friends will be 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Behner Funeral Home with a celebration of life is starting at 11:00 a.m. with Danny Cary officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery.  The service will be live streamed at Behner Funeral Home Crematory facebook page.

In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the McElhinny Women’s Club or Hospice Compassus.  Cards and memorials may be mailed to Larry Fulton, 2404 Marigold Blvd., Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Karen was born October 14, 1939, in Fairfield to Clarence and Helen (Lee) VanNess.  She married Larry Lee Fulton August 29, 1957, in Fairfield. This year they celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Karen graduated from Fairfield High School in 1957.  She worked in the office at Agri Plastic for 26 years.  Karen belonged to the McElhinny Women’s Club and the Walton Club.  She enjoyed cooking, spending time in her garden and followed Iowa Hawkeye basketball.   Most important was spending time with family and looking into her family genealogy. 

She will be missed by her husband, Larry Fulton of Fairfield; her children, Todd (Julie) Fulton of Keosauqua and Marcy Stearns of Omaha, NE; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Fulton, Joe Stearns, Kate Stearns, Mitchell Fulton and Lindsay Belluomo; 5 great grandchildren; three siblings, Ron (Nancy) Van Ness, Don (Susan) VanNess and Judy Thomas; and nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen; daughter, Amy Renee Bausk; brother-in-law, Clyde Thomas; and nephew, Marlin Fulton.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at behnerfh.com.

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