Lavorna B. Fulk

March 11, 1938 - January 12, 2020

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Friday, January 17, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Saturday, January 18, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, January 18, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Lavorna B. Fulk, 81, of Rome City died Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Powhatan, Virginia.
She was born March 11, 1938, in Brimfield to Paul and Pauline (Grunden) Kimmel.
On June 16, 1956, she married Richard Ross Fulk. He survives in Rome City.

Mrs. Fulk worked for 30 years at Electric Cord Set in Wolcottville and retired from Parker-Hannifin in Albion.

She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church and Rome City American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary.

Lavorna enjoyed farming in her early years, gardening, fishing, snowmobiling in Michigan, and vacationing with her husband. Grandchildren were very important to her and this was shown by attending all of their sporting events and spending quality time with them. She dearly loved her church and the fellowship with church members that she considered family. Making beef and noodles with her church family for the Apple Festival of Kendallville was always a highlight for her.

Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Shelton) Tackett of Powhatan, Virginia, and Cathy Temple of Kendallville; a son, Ricky Ross Fulk of Wawaka; eight grandchildren, Lynette (Keith) Murphy, Lisa Davis, Samuel Tackett, Nicole Dildine, Richard Ross (Caitlyn) Fulk, Jason Temple, Samantha (Devin) Cain, and Kamron Temple; 14 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Phyllis (Rex) Cole of Albion, Sharon (Ron) Karlstadt of Ney, Ohio, Jean Kimmel of Brimfield, Ola Crain of Elkhart, and Sandra Groves of Wawaka; and a brother, Frank Kimmel of Florida.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Smith and Bea Bahls; and two brothers, Cecil Kimmel and John Kimmel.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with the Rev. Jerry Burghduff of Brimfield United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Orange Township Cemetery, Rome City.

Honorary pallbearers are Elliot Murphy, Luke Wilburn, and Landon Wilburn. Active pallbearers are David Karlstadt, Keith Murphy, Samuel Tackett, Richard Fulk, Paul Crain, and John McNamara.

Calling is Friday, January 17, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to the Mizpah Shrine, 1015 Memorial Way, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46805.

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Bob Bunger
January 21st, 2020 2:30pm

Sorry for the family loss !!!

Melissa short
January 21st, 2020 12:01pm
Wolcottville, In

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed

Jeff Bunger
January 21st, 2020 3:44am

My deepest condolences to your family. Lavorna was my neighbor for my entire childhood and was one of the nicest people I have known.

Rita & Mark Newman
January 21st, 2020 3:32am
Rome City

We just found out about the loss of Lavorna. She was one of the sweetest ladies we ever met. So sorry for your family's loss.

Jessica Bunger Rodrigue
January 21st, 2020 3:29am
Portland, Texas

Lavorna was a wonderful neighbor. She was someone I respected and enjoyed visiting during my formative years in Rome City. Sending prayers to her loved ones. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Carmen Allen
January 17th, 2020 3:15pm
Powhatan, Va

Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Praying for you in the days ahead.

Bob and Rose Frick
January 17th, 2020 2:00pm

So sorry for your loss Dick. We will be thinking of you.

Jack and Teryl Franks
January 16th, 2020 1:58pm
Venice, FL.

Lots of memories of our youth are entwined with the entire Kimmell family and the loss of Lavorna is sad news.

Mike Cathy Orr
January 15th, 2020 6:52pm

Sorry for your loss

Julie, Ryan and Nolan Lacjak (Karlstadt)
January 15th, 2020 3:20pm
Charlotte, NC

Our thoughts our with you and the family. Cherish all the memories as you go through this difficult time. Be at Peace Aunt Lavorna.

Steve and Vicki Bahls
January 15th, 2020 1:19am

Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Kimmell and Fulk family. We cannot attend as we are down here in Florida, but will be thinking of everyone. She had a very long fight with a terrible disease!!!