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Margaret (Matt) Fuller

June 29, 1947 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 74)


CULVER - Margaret Fuller, 74, passed away on April 14, 2022 surrounded by members of her family after a long illness.  She was lovingly known to her family and friends as Maggie or by Grandma Maggie to the many young people beyond her own grandchildren that she welcomed into her home in Culver, Kansas over the years.

Maggie, born on June 29, 1947 to Walter and Bernice Matt of Minneapolis, Kansas, was always a farm girl at heart after spending her childhood on the family farm.  Maggie graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1965.  

Maggie worked at Salina Auto Auction for over 30 years.  She enjoyed everything about working at the auction but Fridays, which were sale days, were her favorite.  Laughing with her dealer buddies, working on a difficult car title problem or bringing together a last minute deal, Maggie was in her element when working at the auction.  Enjoying a cold Keystone Light at the end of the day was a well-deserved reward!

In 1976, Maggie and Larry married and the two of them blended their families together to make one big family.  Maggie and Larry raised their blended family in Culver. Living in a rural community allowed the family to raise numerous animals over the years including cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, geese and even a couple of turkeys.  They also grew an enormous garden every year, giving away the vegetables that the family could not eat themselves

Maggie was preceded in death by her husband Larry and daughters Brenda and Sandra. She is survived by sons Larry E. Fuller and Jeff Brooks (Heather) and daughters Kim Ballantyne (Keith) and Kari Trow (Tom).  She loved her grandchildren passionately and they loved her even more.  Taud, James, Delynn, Ashley, Logan, Brooke, Hunter and Owen will miss her and especially her Grandma dip that she made for every family holiday celebration.  Numerous great grandchildren will carry on the family traditions that Maggie started many years ago.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with the family being available from 5:00-7:00 on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Ryan Mortuary.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19th at Ryan Mortuary.  Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery, Glendale, Kansas. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Maggie’s name to the Tescott Grade School library.

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April 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ryan Mortuary
137 N 8th St
Salina, KS 67401

Funeral Service
April 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Ryan Mortuary
137 N 8th St
Salina, KS 67401

April 19, 2022

Glendale Cemetery
W Watkins Rd
Glendale, KS 67425

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