Valery has been with Bayliff & Son Funeral Home since 1982. She was raised in the funeral home business and lived her entire life in Cridersville. She attended Cridersville elementary and graduated from Wapakoneta High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Valery holds an Ohio license for preneed insurance.
She is married to Gary Fultz and has a daughter from a previous marriage, along with Gary's four sons from a previous marriage. Valery and Gary also have several grandchildren.