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Rita N. (Kocher) Fulton

• May 6, 2018 at 8:26 AM

COLLINS — Rita N. (Kocher) Fulton, age 84, of Collins, died peacefully Friday, May 4, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born June 22, 1933 in Norwalk to the late Albert and Antoinette Kocher. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Paul High School and was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Milan.

She worked at the Farm Credit Bureau and Woolworths, raised her children, and retired after many years at Kmart. She enjoyed traveling, casinos, playing bingo and gaming, crafts, crocheting, knitting, gardening and especially enjoyed following her grandchildren’s activities and sports.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Rehark of Norwalk, Thomas Fulton of Collins, Donna (Michael) Roesch of Sandusky, Diane (Mart) Coy of Collins and Steven (Stephanie) Fulton of Collins; grandchildren, Jennifer Tatman, Thomas Fulton, Joshua Fulton, Jordan Coy, Kelly Pylant, Shane Fulton, Tyler Coy, Brianne Coy and Steven Fulton; great-grandchildren, Elijah Fulton, Hailie Pylant, Luke Fulton, Brayden Pylant, Callie Tatman, Ewan Fulton, Gracie Pylant, Declan Tatman, Noah Coy, Zachary Pylant and baby boy Coy on the way; siblings, Virginia (Herman) Missler of Bellevue, Therese (John) Hofacker of Norwalk and Charles Kocher of Milan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Fulton in 2010; great grandchild, Brooke Tatman (infant); and siblings, Roy, Mary, Robert and Howard Kocher (infant); and nephew, David Kocher.

Friends may call on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 130 S. Main Street, Milan with Rev. Gilbert Mascarenhas, Pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Cancer Services, 505 E. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 or St. Anthony Catholic Church, 130 S. Main Street, Milan, OH 44846.

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