Mildred Elaine Mullins

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Mildred Elaine Mullins, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Mercy Hospital, in Joplin, following a brief illness. Mildred, the oldest of seven children, was born March 9, 1936, in Moundville, Mo., to Walter D. and Mildred L. (Whiteside) Butterfield. She was united in marriage to Gale Mullins on Nov. 24, 1958, in Nevada, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2003.

Mildred was raised in Nevada and Bronaugh, graduating from Nevada High School in 1954. Following high school, she worked as an X-Ray Technician in Kansas City for a time and then as a Dispatcher for the City of Nevada. Mildred loved sewing and owned a sewing business for number of years in Nevada. She also had a love of reading. Mildred was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada.

Survivors include one daughter, Pam Bennett (Darwin), Iola, Kan.; and one son, Ken Mullins (Terese), Springfield, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny Butterfield (Becky), Nevada, and Darrell Butterfield, Des Moines, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Gale, she was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Jan Chadd and Cindy Clark; son-in-law, Ray Clark; an infant granddaughter, April Mullins; great-granddaughter, Emma Rayburn; brother, Jimmy Butterfield; and three sisters, Karen Stevenson, Carol Lyons, and Joan Rives.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 18, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Cameron Carter officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dederick, Mo. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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