Mattie Lucille Fuller was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Howell County, Mo., near Koshkonong. She died July 21, 2008, at Waterloo, Iowa. She was the daughter of Roy and Bertie (Butler) Cochran.
She received her education at the Cross Roads School. She then worked as a hired girl for the David Reid and the Lester Dinsdale families near Geneseo. On Sept. 19, 1937, she married Robert Walter Fuller at the Arkansas-Missouri state line. The couple moved to the Traer area where they worked for the Cleo and William Alcorn family. They then moved back to Missouri in 1940 and later to Arkansas. In 1943 they returned to Iowa to the John Young ?Farm unitl 1947 when they moved to a farm west of Traer which they rented from R.P. Young until 1954. Robert and Lucille rented a farm from J.L. Hill in the Geneseo township and Lucille worked as a school cook in the Dysart-Geneseo and Union School districts.
After Robert's death on April 5, 1956, Lucille and sons remained on the farm until 1966 when she purchased a farm near Mt. Auburn. In 1996, she moved to Waterloo, Iowa, and the past three years lived at Affinity Assisted Living where she died July 21, 2008, at the age of 87.
She was a member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church.
She is survived by: four sons, Charles (Marie) of LaPorte City, Iowa, Robert Ray (Donna) of Chandler, Ariz., Daniel (Mardy) of Mesa, Ariz., David (Bridget) of LaPorte City, Iowa; a special niece and nephew, Gregory Fry of Colorado Springs, Colo., Cheryl Mullesch of Waterloo; four brothers, Roy Cochran of Chariton, Iowa, Jack Cochran of Burton, Mich., Gerald Cochran of Salem, Ark., Jerry Cochran of Louisiana; three sisters, Ruby Fuller of Harrisonville, Mo., Lavaughn Zwanziger of Garland, Texas, and Darlene Barker of Marshalltown, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; and an infant granddaughter, Richelle Lucille Fuller.