Amelia R. Fuller

1920 - 2015

HARTWICK - Amelia R. Fuller, a long-time resident of Hartwick, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side early Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015, at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Otsego. She was 94.

Born December 4, 1920, at home in Phoenix Mills, she was a daughter of Charles and Nellie (Dodge) Huestis. As a young child, she and her family moved to Hartwick.

In 1938, Amelia graduated from Hartwick High School. Ten years later, she married Henry Fuller on January 18, 1948, and together they raised their family in their home on East Main Street in Hartwick, where Amelia remained for the rest of her life.  

For a time, Amelia was employed as a nurse's aide at the original Otsego County Farm and Home at Phoenix Mills, which was located near where the Otsego County Home and Infirmary ("The Meadows") was later built. While her daughters were growing up, she stayed at home to raise them. In later years she took care of elderly people at their homes. 

Granny, as she was affectionately known by family and friends alike, was always involved with her community, and through the years helped out with 4-H and Little League and was an active member of the Hartwick Christian Church. Long before scrapbooking became a hobby, Granny was an avid creator of many, many scrapbooks that chronicled the lives of her family as well as events in and around Hartwick. She truly enjoyed creating and keeping these records of everyday life. 

Granny had a love for flowers and plants, and always had something growing both inside her home and outside in her many gardens. Even after she came to reside at Otsego Manor, she was known to take a cutting of a plant from outside and nurture it along in her room.  

A somewhat feisty but loveable woman, she will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her family and friends.

Granny is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Rev. Evelina Fuller-Lincoln and her husband, David Carl, Sr., of Oneonta, and Jean Dibble and her husband, Ken, of Hartwick; five grandchildren, David Jr., John and Michael Lincoln, and Jennifer and Danielle Dibble; and ten great grandchildren, Megan Lincoln, Xanthian Lincoln, Tristan, Christopher, Sadie and Emily Lincoln, Brandon Morning, John Lincoln, Jr., Jayson Morning, and Magnolia Lincoln. She is further survived by countless nieces and nephews, including one very dear and special niece, Elaine Stergas, who always remembered Granny.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Huestis, who died August 1, 1942; her mother, Nellie Huestis, who died January 14, 1963; her husband, Henry Fuller, who died December 12, 1975; and three siblings, Charles and Stanley Huestis and Ruth Cooper.

A celebration of Granny's life will be offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Hartwick Christian Church, with the Rev. Laverne H. Saxer, pastor, officiating.  

She will be laid to rest with her husband later this Spring in the Hartwick Cemetery.

With respect for Granny's love for children, her family kindly asks that memorial gifts be directed in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.