Arleen Vernelle Fuller

Arleen Vernelle Fuller, 98, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021, at Scenic Manor located in Iowa Falls.

Arleen Vernelle (Upton) Fuller was born on a farm east of Eldora on Aug. 7, 1922, the oldest daughter of Marion and Margie (Hauser) Upton. She attended the Whitten School through third grade when her family moved to the Upton home farm east of Eldora. Arleen went to Columbia Country School and Eldora High School, graduating with the class of 1939. Following high school, she went on to obtain her Teacher’s Degree from Iowa State University. She graduated from ISU in 1944 and taught in Owasa, Britt and Hampton high schools.

Arleen was united in marriage to Robert Fuller on Dec. 31, 1948. She taught at the Iowa Training School for over 25 years. Arleen was active in the community affairs, serving on the Hardin County Extension Council, 4-H leader, secretary-treasurer of the Jackson Township Cemetery Society and a member of Needlecraft Club. She was also a dedicated member of the Owasa Methodist Church for over 60 years. Arleen really loved teaching Sunday School. She served as president, secretary, and state nominating committee for the Beta Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Robert Fuller; one daughter: Connie (Joe) Minick of Muscatine; two son’s: Robert (Eileen) of Iowa Falls and Richard (Sharon) of Des Moines; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Beatice (Robert) Elliott of Chattanooga, Tenn. She is preceded in death by her parents: Marion and Margie Upton; two sisters: Colleen Upton and Lorraine Hornung as well as one brother: Wallace Upton.

Following Arleen’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be a private family service held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed in Arleen’s name to her family which will be later designated elsewhere. For further information or to send a condolence please visit Creps-Abels Funeral Home is caring for Arleen and her family.



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