March 8, 1951 - September 14, 2020
Roberta “Bobbie” L. Fulk, 69, of rural Bluffton passed away peacefully at her residence at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020. Bobbie was born on March 8, 1951 in Kokomo, Indiana to Robert and Violet (Ripley) Payne. She grew up in Cicero, Indiana, graduating from Hamilton Heights High School in 1969. Bobbie earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Indiana University. She worked with special needs children in grades K-12 in Adams and Wells Counties for 41 years, retiring from Northern Wells High School in 2015. During her career she was a strong advocate for teachers, actively representing teachers’ associations in collective bargaining. She enjoyed reading, cross-stitch, gardening, puzzles, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family. On December 16, 1972, in Cicero, Bobbie married Ronald “Ron” Fulk. They were married for 42 years. Ron preceded Bobbie in death on September 4, 2014. Bobbie is survived by her son Jason L. (wife Jennifer) Fulk and two grandchildren Graham and Estelle, all of Carmel, Indiana; her daughter Robin N. Fulk of Whitestown, Indiana; and her four siblings, Richard (wife Sue) Payne of Indianapolis, Margaret (husband Rick) Emminger of Martinsville, Susan (husband Colby) Knerr of Fort Wayne, and David Payne of Anderson. Private family services will be held for Bobbie. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or Visiting Nurse (www.vnfw.org). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send condolences to Bobbie’s family at www.thomarich.com.
Roberta “Bobbie” L. Fulk, 69, of rural Bluffton passed away peacefully at her residence at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020. Bobbie was born on March 8, 1951 in Kokomo, Indiana to Robert and Violet (Ripley) Payne. She grew... View Obituary & Service Information
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