The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

April 28, 2014

Ethel M. Fulton

Centenarian was bank teller, church treasurer


- — Ethel M. Fulton, formerly of Harrisville, died Sunday evening, April 27, 2014, in Trinity Living Center, Grove City. She was 101.

A daughter of John F. Koepke Sr. and Anna Belle Fleming Koepke, Mrs. Fulton was born May 7, 1912, in Pittsburgh.

She was a graduate of Peabody High School, Pittsburgh.

Ethel was employed as teller for Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh before moving to Harrisville in 1974. She then worked 15 years for N. Lee Ligo Associates of Slippery Rock.

Mrs. Fulton had been an active member of Harmony Presbyterian Church, where she belonged to the Esther Ruth Circle and served as church treasurer. She also was a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Grove City and volunteered for Northern Butler County Food Pantry.

On Nov. 26, 1956, she married William D. Fulton; he died April 16, 1971.

Surviving are: a brother, John F. Koepke Jr., Bethel Park; two stepdaughters, Audrey J. Fulton and Mrs. Carl (Dolores) Nelson, both McKeesport; and several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruth K. Blohm.

Memorial donations if desired may be made to the Harmony Presbyterian Church Box 406, Harrisville, PA 16038.


Mrs. William D. (Ethel M.), 101, Grove City, formerly of Harrisville.

Calling hours: Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to time of service Thursday (5-1-14) in JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville. Online condolences, flowers and sympathy cards may be sent to her family by visiting

Service: Memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with her nephew, the Rev. John “Jack” F. Koepke, and the Rev. Dr. John C. McElwain, her former pastor, officiating.

Interment: Will follow in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh.