On the evening of October 5, 2021, Lillian Kahan Fuller of Indianapolis passed away peacefully of natural causes with family at her side. She was 100 years old. Lillian was born in San Francisco, California on August 29, 1921. After growing up in San Francisco and Oakland, California, Lillian was the first in her family to attend college. Having graduated from the College of the Pacific (now University of the Pacific) in 1943, Lillian entered into military service. During her two and a half years in the U.S. Coast Guard, she rose to the rank of Lieutenant J. G., and was honorably discharged in 1946. In that same year, she married Carl W. Fuller, and they remained happily married until his death in 2007. They moved to Indianapolis in 1952, settling first in Speedway, and later on the north side of the city. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Lillian actively participated in her community through the Indiana University Faculty Wives, the Parent Teacher Association, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Lillian took pride in her three decades as a docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields), where she served on the Docent Council and as Chair of the Grade School Program. She enjoyed travel, visiting relatives, word games, good books, and lively conversation. Her last years were spent at Marquette Manor in Indianapolis, where she had many friends and was much beloved by the staff. Lillian recognized the limits of life, the goodness of service, and the need to move on. She did not stop wanting to know, questioning everything, and delighting in what others knew. Her sharp mind and puckish sense of humor were with her to the last. She is survived by her children, Kathryn E. Fuller, Mark W. Fuller (Penny), and Janina M. Fuller (Tom), and by grandchildren Christopher M. Fuller, Drew C. Fuller (Angie), Amelia M. Lamb and Robert R. Lamb (Johana). In lieu of flowers or other remembrance, contributions in her name may be made to Newfields (https://discovernewfields.org/).
Lillian K. Fuller
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When I think of Lillian the picture that comes to mind is of her wonderful smile under her birthday tiara. The picture brings to mind her thoughtfulness and caring for others.