Leila Holt Fullmer
unknown - November 14, 2011
Leila Holt Fullmer, age 92, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2011, at Adams Street Place, Jefferson City, Mo. She was born October 14, 1919, in Rosebud, Mo., to Howard and Mary Piezuch Holt, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married to Warren L. Fullmer on February 9, 1945, in Raleigh, N.C. He preceded her in death in December 31, 1966. She was the valedictorian of her high school class of 1938 in Owensville. Due to the early death of her father, she gave up a full scholarship to MU and went to work for the Gasconade County Republican in the office and as a reporter. After the start of World War II she went to work for Bechtel- Price-Callahan Construction in their office in Alaska while they were working on the Al-Can Pipeline and Highway from Canada to Alaska. She met her future husband Warren in Anchorage. After the end of the war they married at Duke University Chapel and moved to Uniontown, Pa. and then to Jefferson City. While in Jefferson City, she worked for the Division of Health, Huskey Oil, M&M Stave Company, American Cancer Society and then joined Cheesebrough Ponds when they opened their Jefferson City plant. She retired as a Department Manager. Leila was a member of St. Peter's Church of Jefferson City, the Gasconade County and the Cole County Historical Society. As a lover of the written word she was an avid reader and passed her love of books on to her children. As a family historian she had the knowledge of three or more generations of stories and prided herself in never telling the short version. After her retirement she had the opportunity to revisit the land she loved, Alaska. She is survived by three children: Mary Jean (Jim) Henley of Hartsburg, Warren Andrew Fullmer of Jefferson City and Henry Edwin Fullmer of Kansas City; five grandchildren: Christian Henley of Hartsburg, Sarah (Joe) Trittler of Hartsburg, Jonathan (Sarah) Fullmer of Jefferson City, Captain Nicholas Fullmer of Ft. Campbell, Ky. and Lt. Samuel Fullmer of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; five great-grandchildren: Ryan and Jack Henley of Hartsburg and Ross, Ian and Lance Trittler of Hartsburg; and one brother, Eugene Holt of Alabama. She was preceeded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Holt and Gregory Holt. After cremation, a memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Church in Jefferson City on Wednesday, November 23, at 10 a.m. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Online condolences may be extended to Leila's family at heartlandcremation.com.