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Obituary: Janet E. Fulton, 86

Janet Elaine (Long) Fulton was born May 21 1936 in Eaton Rapids Michigan to Ellen Jane Long and passed peacefully at home to be with Jesus and her husband Richard on October 2nd.
She graduated from Eaton Rapids High School and Central Michigan University.  She started her career as a teacher, and was the “J” in Plainwell’s R& J News Agency, helped found Cooper’s Center Inn restaurant, and established Little People’s Preschool and Day Care, along with 50+ years as an active member, teacher, and volunteer at both the Plainwell United Methodist and Empire United Methodist church.
She is survived by both her sisters, Mary Ellen (T. Ashton) Fredenberg and Anna Marie (John) Pelham, her daughter Susan (Wayne) Walker, her son, Richard ‘Dick’ Fulton and her daughter-in-heart Judi Fulton, along with six grandchildren, Roddy, Mark, Taylor, Ellie, Sydney, and Noah, 5 step grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren, and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Janet was an avid knitter and was constantly knitting or crocheting prayer shawls, scarves, blankets and sweaters for Christian projects in need around the world.  She may perhaps be best remembered as one of your or your children’s Sunday School or Vacation Bible School teachers.
Janet will be laid to rest next to Richard in Cooper Township.  Contributions in memory of Janet may be made to the Plainwell First United Methodist Church “Free Community Lunch” or to any food pantry in your local neighborhood.
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