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Joan Howard


Joan A. Howard, 79, LaGrange, died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at her residence.

    She was born June 20, 1933, in Payne, Ohio, to Marion and Mary L. (Betts) Crawford. 

    She was as a machine repair technician at Kirsch Company in Sturgis, Mich., until her retirement in 1995.  She attended Ivy Tech and received her certificate as an EMT. She trained attack dogs and took piloting classes. 

    Surviving are one son, Kenneth R. Fulmer, Noblseville, Ind.; one daughter, Carol Susan and Duane Days, LaGrange; seven grandchildren, Heather Days, Dave Gillespie and Lisa Yoder, Stacy and Renee Fulmer, Stephanie Fulmer, Nick Fulmer, Kim Fulmer Huff, and Nick Wistner; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth Fulmer, and one brother, Leo Crawford. 

    There will be no visitation or services at this time. 

    Memorials may be directed to Parkview Hospice of LaGrange or Cancer Services of Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

    Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneral 

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.