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M. Pauline Fulkerson Vild, 89, of Savannah Gardner Road, Shenango Township, formerly of Old Pulaski Road, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at her home in New Castle.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1927, in Leesburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Ezra and Clara (Crawford) Spiker.
Mrs. Vild was a clerk at Vital Records, retiring after 13 years. She was a member of AFSCME Union Local 13.
When she was younger, she enjoyed outdoor sports, waterskiing, swimming, hunting and fishing. She was an avid bowler for more than 40 years and enjoyed baking, crocheting, knitting baby afghans, dancing polka and traveling.
She is survived by four children, Terry L. Fulkerson and his wife, Judith, of Polk, Pennsylvania, Darryl M. Fulkerson and wife, Janet, of New Castle, Cheryl A. Stitt and her husband, Kirk, of New Castle, and Denise D. Skuta and her husband, Jerry, of Janesville, Wisconsin; two stepchildren, John D. Vild of New Brighton and Helen Hrach of Warrendale, Pennsylvania; a brother, Harry A. Spiker of New Castle; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis Fulkerson, on Dec. 6, 1976; her second husband, John Vild on March 26, 2004; two sons, Robert and Randall Fulkerson; a daughter-in-law, Betty Lynn Fulkerson; and her brother, Gerald E. Spiker.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Hunley of First Church of God officiating.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God, 12 W. Euclid Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16105.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on March 28, 2017
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