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Janet E. Fulton

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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Terry Hux VanLent

October 4, 2022 at 5:55 pm

So sorry for your loss Rick…I’m praying for your heart to heal. God Bless you and your family❤️


Rita Howard

October 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm

So sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


Marcia Vyverman

October 6, 2022 at 2:40 pm

So sorry for your loss, All of Jan’s little kids from her daycare have all grown up and still share memories often.

Keeping you all in our thoughts and Prayers.


Uncle Mark & Aunt Dee

October 8, 2022 at 7:56 am

We are very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing.


Dave & Pam Bradley

October 8, 2022 at 5:05 pm

Sorry to here of your loss, Jan will be missed by all that knew her. You and you’re family are in our prayers


Carole Culver

October 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm

So sorry to hear that you lost your Mom. I have fond memories of both your parents. God be with you both during this sad time.


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