Born in Kennett, she graduated in 1963 from Kennett High School, earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1966, received a master's degree in counseling in 1968, a doctorate in counseling psychology in 1971, joined the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Education as assistant professor of behavioral studies, and was head of the Chesterfield Day School, which she helped to establish. She served on the boards of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, the Missouri Council for American Private Education, numerous National Association of Independent Schools committees and was a president of the Independent Schools of St. Louis. She participated in the NAIS "Governance Through Partnership" program, chair of the Chesterfield mayor's Task force on Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse, a participant in Women in Leadership and was active in girls scouts and her church.
Survivors include her husband, David Fulton, of the home; three children, Keith Fulton and wife, Emmanuelle, of Houston, Texas, Kyle Fulton and wife, Ginger, of Chesterfield and Kara Douglass and husband, Christopher, of Sante Fe, N.M.; her mother, Mildred Farr, of Chesterfield and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, July 21, at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in St. Louis.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, at the Kirk of the Hills Church.
Burial will follow at the Forever Bellerive Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Day School, the Dr. Barbara J. Fulton Scholarship Fund, 1100 White Road, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017.