Jeannine Ann Cohoe Fullerton
January 30, 1932 - July 27, 2015
Jeannine Ann Cohoe Fullerton died July 27, 2015 in her beloved hometown of Kiowa, Kansas. Jeannine was born in Anthony, Kansas on January 30, 1932 to Margaret (Dacy) and Melvin Cohoe, also residents of Kiowa. Jeannine was named after her daddy’s favorite song, Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time.
Jeannine grew up in Kiowa, Kansas, and though Jeannine’s dad passed away when she was just beginning elementary school, her mother provided a loving and secure home. In high school she was the drum majorette, twirled a baton and led the marching band. When she was in high school Jeannine met Bill Fullerton from Burlington, Oklahoma at the Hardtner Pool. The introduction was made by her Uncle Kansas Burgess. After dating a couple of years, Bill and Jeannine married on August 10, 1950. They were happily married until his death in 2012.
The Fullerton’s had two daughters, Billie Jean (1953) and Bobbi Lea (1955) who were both born in Kiowa. The family moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1958 so Bill could take a position at Arizona State University. While living in Tempe, Jeannine earned her BA and M.Ed. in Physical Education, at ASU, all while serving on the PTA and being a Camp Fire Girl leader. Jeannine taught PE at McKemy and Gilliland Jr. High Schools. Then later she became a first grade teacher at Rural School and a second grade teacher at Broadmor in Tempe, Arizona.
When she retired from teaching in 1987, Jeannine and Bill returned to the family farm where she and Bill raised wheat and cattle. Jeannine loved to garden and learning how to make quilts and clothes for her granddaughters.
Jeannine was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.
She is survived by her two daughters, Billie Enz and husband, Don of Gilbert, Arizona and Bobbi Youtie and husband, David of San Diego, California. Jeannine has two granddaughters, whom she loved dearly, Dawn Foley and husband, Rob of Mesa, Arizona and Tiffany Bodemann and husband, Bruce of Kiowa, Kansas. Jeannine also leaves four great grandchildren, Annie and Robbie Foley and Briar and Bree Bodemann, who were the light of her life. She also leaves her cousin, Beverly Cohoe Gilig, whom she adored as a sister.
A Celebration of Life reception honoring Jeannine will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at her home in Kiowa. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa. Memorials may be given to South Barber PreK-6 PTO in Kiowa through the funeral home. Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
Ethel N. Rugg
Ethel N. Rugg, age 94, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her home. She was born March 22, 1921, at Alva, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ray and Orra (Turner) Olson. When Ethel was six years old, the family moved to Hardtner, Kansas, where her father was a barber. The family moved to Kiowa, Kansas in 1932. She was on the honor roll, and active in athletics, including softball, basketball, and tennis. Ethel graduated from Kiowa High School in 1939. She attended Northwestern College in Alva, Oklahoma. Ethel married Austin Dale Rugg on August 22, 1942, at Alva, Oklahoma. This union was blessed with three children, Terry, Randy, and Carol. Through the years, she taught at Rosehill Elementary, Kiowa Elementary, Hazelton High School, where she also coached. She later taught Physical Education, and Earth Science and Biology at Garnett High School. In 1975, she was awarded the BEST Award (Best Earth Science Teacher) in Kansas. Ethel retired in 1984 after 35 years of teaching wonderful students. She taught 8 years of Physical Education, and the rest was teaching Earth Science and Biology at Garnett High School. Ethel was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Garnett. After her retirement, she enjoyed taking trips with her best friend, Janie Paxton. Ethel's greatest joy was her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Austin Rugg on July 1, 1985; son, Randy Lee Rugg in 1974; son-in-law, Vince Kent in 2000; and sister, Mina McKay. Ethel is survived by her son, Terry Rugg and wife Caren of Ottawa, Kansas; daughter, Carol Kent of Garnett; six grandchildren, Charlotte Lutz and husband Kevin; Nicole Kent and Josh Young; Kaci Krupnik and husband Mikhail; Cameron Kent; Sandy Rugg; Molly Hess and husband Steven; great grandchildren, Owen Lutz, Orra Lutz, Alex Kent, Tosh Young, Cali Young, Coral Young, Cara Kent, Gemma Kent, Ruby Kent, Eva Krupnik, Samantha Krupnik, and Spencer Rockers; and her sister, Donna Schnackenberg of Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Memorial contributions may be made to USD 365 Endowment Fund and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent at www.feuerbornfuneral.com - See more at: http://feuerborn.funeraltechweb.com/tribute/details/925/Ethel_N_Rugg/obituary.html#tribute-start