Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, February 8, 1973
LAST RITES HELD FEBRUARY 2 for MRS. AL MULLEN
Funeral services for Mrs. Al MULLEN, 80, of Bedford, were held February 2, at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in
Bedford with Carl CUMMINGS and Rev. Robert TRUITT officiating. Mrs. MULLEN died January 31, 1973 at Saint
Francis Hospital in Maryville, Mo. Interment was at Graceland Cemetery, rural Bedford.
Clara Duff GOLTRY, daughter of Edwin and Emma [(ADAIR) DUFF] GOLTRY, was born October 14, 1892, on a farm
north of Red Oak, [Montgomery County] Iowa.
On February 12, 1914, she was united in marriage to Al[exander] MULLEN and they lived on farms in the Red
Oak and Elliott area until 1920 when they moved to the community west of Bedford where they have continued
Four sons and three daughters were born to share the love of their home.
Mrs. Mullen was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Merton, and two sisters, Maude and Grace.
Left to cherish memories of her good life are her husband, Al [exander] Mullen of the home and the children,
Dean, Marjorie, Robert, Kenneth, Doris and Jean; 26 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Laura
KEMLING of Grant, Nebraska; one brother, Raymond GOLTRY of Elliott, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.
She was a long time member of the D.O.C. [Daughters of Ceres] Club in the community where she lived and she
was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church.
Even though she had been ill for several years she
greeted both family and friends with a pleasant smile. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
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