Buthene was born July 21, 1927, in Warsaw, to Avery L. and Blanche (Weimer) Garber.
She was a 1943 graduate of Warsaw High School and a 1945 graduate of International Business College, Fort Wayne. On Sept. 28, 1946, in Warsaw, she and Robert H. Fuller were joined in marriage.
Buthene lived in the Warsaw area all her life. She was a legal secretary for 50 years for the firms Widaman Attorney and then Reed and Earhart. She retired in 1997.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Thursday Night Bowling League, Thursday afternoon Bridge Club, Rozella Women’s Golf League and American Legion Auxiliary #49. She really enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially baseball – whether playing or spectating. Buthene was a loving and caring mom and grandmother – her grandchildren meant everything to her.
Buthene is survived by her son: Patrick (Judy) Fuller, Warsaw; two grandsons: Jim (Amy) Fuller, Atwood; Kevin (Emily) Fuller, Milford; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brother: Curtis Garber; sister: Helen Fisher; and a niece: Judy Fisher Pequignot.
Visitation will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, in the funeral home. Pastor Toni Carmer of First United Methodist Church, Warsaw, will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, PO Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196.
To sign the electronic guestbook or send online condolences, visit Titus Funeral Home’s website.