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Betty Mullins


Betty Ruth Mullins, 90, of Osceola died Monday, July 2, 2018, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.

Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 103 NE Mill St., in Leon. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial was in Leon Cemetery in Leon. A memorial fund has been designated to Clarke County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be left at www.sladefuneralhome.com.

Betty Ruth Mullins, daughter of Chester Lloyd and Ora Lavica (Parson) Hill, was born March 8, 1928, in Decatur County. Betty grew up in Decatur County and attended country school at Terra Haute, south of Decatur. Later the family moved east of Leon, where Betty helped her parents on the farm.

On March 17, 1945, she married Myron Brown Hembry, and they lived in Decatur County and Missouri Valley for a short time. They had children, Barb, Carolyn, Connie, Judy, Sharon and Wayne.

On Dec. 30, 1970, she married Donald Glenn Mullins in Leon. His children, Susan, Kathy and Gregg became part of her family. They lived in Leon and Pontiac, Illinois, before moving to Osceola in 1977. Betty and Donald owned and operated a Coast-to-Coast store in Osceola from 1977, until a fire in 1984. Then Betty worked at Robinson’s Store in Osceola for another 10 years before retirement in 1995.

Betty is survived by her husband Don Mullins of Osceola; children, Barb (Dick) Toney of Leon, Carolyn Simbro of Altoona, Connie (Dwight) Edgington of High Point, North Carolina, Judy (Jerry) Boord of Leon, Sharon Peck of Osceola, Wayne (Penny) Hembry of Albany, Missouri, Susan (Rick) Hutchin of Indianola, Kathy Mullins of Des Moines and Gregg Mullins of Valley Springs, California; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Mary) Hill of Ozark, Missouri, and Shelby (Donna) Hill of Boone; sisters-in-law, Marge Hill of Leon and Louise Hill of Rogers, Arkansas; brother-in-law, Howard (Cecelia) Mullins of Corwith; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law Bill Peck; and siblings, Bob Hill, Gerald (Ruth) Hill, Pauline (Delbert) Bethards, Arlene (Tommy) Rauch, Ida Mae (Bill) Scholl, Kenneth Hill and two infants.

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