Emelia May (Meady) Bernita Fulton
January 29, 1934 (Hooper, NE)- December 12, 2022 (Omaha, NE)
Emelia May Bernita (always Meady) Fulton was raised in Hooper, NE by her parents, Bart Fulton and Barbara E. Rodgers. As a girl, Meady liked to fish and play sports, especially baseball. She became one of the best women’s baseball players in Nebraska, playing right field and shortstop with Omaha-area travelling teams. She moved with the family to North Omaha in 1940 and graduated early from North High with the class of 1951.
She worked at Mutual of Omaha for a time after high school, then took a factory job in Rockford, IL with the American Chicle Co. and played baseball against the famous Rockford Peaches in the early 1950s, in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, of the movie A League of Their Own fame. She rose from a production line worker up to management positions, and stayed with the company 37 years, through corporate mergers, and became their chief quality-control expert, working on many Adams product lines, including Beemans, Black Jack, Clove, Clorets, Trident, Listerine, Chiclets, Dentyne etc. and travelled to all the company’s plants, even those overseas.
Meady retired in 1993 and moved back to Omaha. She remained interested in baseball and other sports, was always a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, and was renowned for babying her many automobiles.
Meady is survived by her sisters Peggy Buras of Omaha and Mary Zarkowski of North Platte, and numerous nieces and nephews, to whom, for many of them, she was a second mom.
Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, NE. Service will be held at 1:30 PM following the visitation on Monday. Burial will be at Hooper Cemetery in Hooper, NE.
Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N Somers Ave, Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490.