Jan Fuller


August 1, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Jan Fuller, 82, Iola, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Moran Manor.

She was the second of four children born to Dr. Frank and Hazel (Parks) Callahan in Santa Cruz, Calif., on March 26, 1934. Her father was a veterinarian and a federal meat inspector. When Jan was 1 year old, the family moved back to Abilene, where her father was from. She attended all of her schooling in Abilene. Her father passed away when she was 14 and she worked at her aunt’s restaurant to help her mother support the family. Jan earned the honor of valedictorian and homecoming queen. She excelled in many ways, including piano, violin, painting and sewing, plus being an excellent cook.

In her earlier marriage, Jan had six children, three daughters and three sons.

When Jan and Frank Fuller married on January 1, 1990, she moved to Iola where she soon got involved in their church, First Christian Church, Sorosis, Bible studies, Meals-On-Wheels and later installing Lifelines.  She still found time to go with Frank on 100 percent of his business and pleasure trips.

Survivors include her husband, Frank; five of her children, Jim Mugrage, Leanne Courter and Scott Mugrage, all of Chanute, Janelle Bowman, Columbus, and Chris Mugrage, Miami, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Natalie Fuller-Rose, Weir; two sisters, Catherine “Kitty” Lynn and husband Jim, Pleasanton, Calif., and Jolene “Jo” Carroll and husband Clarke, Abilene; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Eugene Mugrage and brother Gary Callahan.


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, 1608 Oregon Road in Iola, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Iola. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church, Alzheimer’s Association or Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) and may be left with the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service of Iola. To leave a condolence online, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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