Obit: Janet Fulwider


Janet J. “JJ” Fulwider, of West Liberty, died on April 24, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City after a battle with neck and throat cancer.

A celebration of life was held on Monday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Liberty United Methodist Church. Visitation was hosted at Henderson Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Burial took place at the West Branch Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the West Liberty Rescue Unit or the Muscatine County Fair Foundation in her memory.

JJ was born on Sept. 6, 1950 in Iowa City, the daughter of John J. “Jack” and Edith M. (Siders) Fulwider. She graduated from West Branch High School in 1969. In 1973 she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Iowa State University.

Following graduation she worked for Duncan Hardware in West Branch, West Liberty State Bank, Rohner Machine Works of West Liberty and retired after more than 30 years as the city utility billing clerk for the city of West Liberty. After retirement, she worked in the family insurance businesses in eastern Iowa.

She was a long time Avon representative and earned honors in the President’s Club and Honor Society for many years.

JJ will be missed by her brother, Robert and his wife Jan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Edith Fulwider, a nephew and her grandparents Nona Hipple, Harold Fulwider and Nellie and Ralph Siders.