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Joan Ruth (Gintz) Fuller, 78, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Lebanon.

She was born Aug. 14, 1943, in Woodlake, Calif. to Clifford Leo and Anna Lorine Pfeiffer Gintz.

On June 8, 1985, she married Howard Fuller.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Tina Hasslebring; two sisters, Faustina Scarbourgh and Connie Renner; four brothers, one in infancy, Clifford Gene, Lewie, and William Gintz.

Joan attended school in Marshfield. She was employed through the years as a waitress and also at H.D. Lee, before she and her husband Howard became real estate investors, purchasing and remodeling homes to sell.

She was a faithful and active member of Community Baptist Church for over 20 years.

Survivors include her husband Howard Fuller; five children, Toni West of Stoutland;Terri Hall of Rocky Mount, Mo.; Tammy Grimes and her husband James of Stoutland; Howie Fuller and his wife Stephanie of Indianapolis, Ind. and Kimberly Jacobs of Franklin, Ind.; wo sisters, Martha Kientz and her husband Earl of Denver, Colo. and Nancy Davis of Marshfield; 14 grandchildren, Billy Travis, Alan, Chrissy, Billy, Jeff, Angie, Elizabeth, Jayson, Trent, Trever, Dakota, Aspen, Memphis and Payson; twenty-one great-grandchildren, Karli, Kaden, Lilliona, Zane, Tyler, Christopher, Jeremiah, Kiley, Peyton, Destiny, Tripp, Landon, Caden, Journey, Quincy, Olivia, Chase, Bennett, Emma, Kasen, Aylei and Lydia; one great-great-grandchild, Braylen; other relatives and friends

Funeral services for Joan Ruth (Gintz) Fuller will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Mission Home Cemetery near Marshfield, under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. also on Friday at Community Baptist Church until service time. Memorials have been suggested in memory of Joan to Community Baptist Church. Donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Mo. 65536. Sign guest book at