Piqua Daily Call
Saturday June 15, 1912
The Quite Sleep Called Death
Comes to Relieve John W. Fuller of Pain. Funeral Monday at Noon
After a very serious illness with cancer of the stomach, John Wesley Fuller, of Spring street, passed away Friday evening June 14 at 5 o'clock. Mr. Fuller underwent an operation at Grant Hospital, Columbus two years ago for this dreaded disease and for over a year after the operation was apparently in good health. About six months ago he began to notice a return of the symptoms of the disease and was a constant sufferer from that time until his death. Mr. Fuller removed from Casstown to Piqua the fifth day of last March, but was not permitted to enjoy his new home on account of ill health. He was a loved and respected citizen of Miami County, having lived in different locations in this county throughout his married life. He was married in February, 1879, to Miss Alice Oniska McDowell, who survives him. Besides the sorrowing widow, he leaves one son, Frank Clifford Fuller, of this city, one grandson, John Clifford Fuller, four sisters, Mrs. S. B. Thatcher, of Kingsville, O.; Mrs. Marion Smith of Troy, O., Mrs. C. H. Jones, of Champaign, Ill.; Mrs. John C. LeFevre, of Springfield, O; and two half brothers, Rev. Marcellus B. Fuller of Lima, and Dr., E. S. Fuller, of this city. John Wesley Fuller was born July 29, 1858, being 53 years old at the time of his death. A short service will be conducted at the house, No. 225 Spring street, by Rev. W. T. Gilliland and Dr. John Montgomery at 12 o'clock Monday, and the funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock at Casstown Methodist church, where he has been a faithful member for a number of years. Rev. D. S. Ferguson, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial at Casstown cemetery."
June 20, 1912
FULLER, JOHN WESLEY -
Wesley Fuller was born in Elizabeth township, Miami county, about three miles
southeast of Casstown on July 29th, 1858, and passed peacefully away at his home
in Piqua on Friday evening, June 14th, 1912, in the fifty-fourth year of his
age. His mother and father both died when he was quite young, and at an
early age he was forced to make his own way in the world. He was always
very ambitious and energetic. His numerous business dealings threw him in
contact with a great many people and he therefore was widely known throughout
this locality. He has made his home for the most part in and around
Casstown but on the fifth day of last March moved to Piqua where he remained
until called away. On the 29th of January, 1879, he was united in marriage
to Miss Alice Ouiska McDowell who survives him. Besides the sorrowing
widow, he leaves one son, Frank Clifford Fuller, of Piqua, one grandson, John
Clifford Fuller, four sisters, Mrs. S. B. Thatcher of Kingsville, Mrs. Marion
Smith of Troy, Mrs. C. H. Jones of Champaign, Ill., Mrs. John C. LeFever of
Springfield, and two half-brothers, Rev. Marcellus B. Fuller of Lima, and Dr. E.
S. Fuller of Piqua. Two years ago last month he underwent an operation at
Grant hospital, Columbus, for what proved to be an incurable disease. For
over a year after the operation he was apparently in good health and he himself
felt hopeful for his complete recovery, but almost six months ago he began to
notice the return of the disease and his last days were days of suffering, yet
he bore them patiently, hoping at last to see the One who suffered for him.
The many friends who came to see him during his last illness were not permitted
to leave his sick room door without hearing him tell of his perfect trust in the
Master and his longing to soon be relieved of his suffering so that he might
enter into perfect rest. Among those who visited him none were more
welcome than his old Casstown friends, especially those who had bee associated
with him in the fellowship of his church. He connected himself with the
Methodist church at Casstown in the winter of 1885 and remained a faithful
member until called from suffering to perfect happiness.
the light of a bright summer day,
an angel from heaven's bright shore,
for a soul that was weary,
of earth's afflictions to sore,
waiting and watching,
last came the angel of light
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