JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Barbara Ann Fullerton
Barbara Ann Fullerton, 70, of Ina, passed away peacefully at her home 
Friday, June 5. She was surrounded by the comforts of home, including 
her husband, daughters and cats as she departed her earthly dwelling to 
join our God in Heaven.  

Barbara was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Bonnie, the daughter of Herman and 
Velma Wilson. She married Winston Fullerton on June 8, 1963, and he 
survives in Ina. Together they celebrated nearly 52 years of marriage 
and served as an example to others of lifelong commitment to one’s spouse. 
In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Melanie Andrews 
and husband Ryan of Dix and Robyn Kisrow and husband Kell of Cedar Hill, Texas. 
Her daughters were her greatest joys in life and she loved every moment spent 
with them over the years.  Other survivors include sisters, Verla Johnson and 
husband Jack of Ina, Janice Laur and husband David of Waltonville and Judy Williams 
and husband Darrell of Washington; brothers, Herman Wilson Jr. of Mt. Vernon, 
Clyde Wilson and wife Margie of Ponchatoula, La., and David Wilson of Humboldt, Tenn., 
and wife Glenda of Mt. Vernon; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wilson of Bonnie, Linda Wilson 
of Mt. Vernon and Judy Conner of Ina; brother-in-law, John Smith Jr. of Opdyke; 
many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and her beloved cats and dogs.  

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brothers, 
Kenneth Wilson and Evert Wilson; sisters, Wanda Smith, Mildred Russell, Imogene Pilson 
and Juanita Wilson; sister-in-law, Barbara Wilson; brothers-in-law, Charles Russell, 
George Pilson and Douglas Fullerton; and in-laws, John and Helen Fullerton.  

Barbara was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She graduated from Waltonville 
High School. She enjoyed attending annual class reunions in the Waltonville area that 
allowed her the chance to catch up with friends and relatives.  Barbara worked for 
the Office of Personnel Management for over 30 years, administering what is now known 
as the ASVAB test to individuals hoping to enlist in military service. She always 
liked to be busy, so she also worked in restaurants in Ina, Bonnie and most recently 
alongside her sister in Waltonville. Through her work, many people were able to get 
to know her and fell in love with her infectious personality and smile.  Barbara was 
a member of the Ina Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family 
and friends, planting beautiful flowers that will continue to bloom in her memory and 
rescuing animals. She was an excellent cook and took pride in baking birthday cakes for 
close friends and relatives each year. She loved life and taught those around her to 
make every second of it count.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina 
with the Rev. Dale Burzynski officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill 
Cemetery.



Source: Mt Vernon Register-News
Date: June 09, 2015
Submitted by: Cindy Ford



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