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The Mount Ayr Record-News
Thursday, September 7, 1950

OBITUARY - MELVINA L. (SMITH) TULLIS.

Mrs. Melvina TULLIS died Sat., Aug. 26 [1950] at a hospital in Tacoma, Wash., at the age of 81 years. Born in Harrison County, Missouri, she later moved to Mount Ayr in Ringgold County where she resided until 13 years ago when she went to Tacoma, Wash. to be near her children.

She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbor Lodge of Mt. Ayr.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Luella GREENWOOD and a John W. TULLIS of Tacoma, Wash.; a step-son Louis H. TULLIS of Des Moines; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mylia McCLEAN of Mt. Ayr and Mrs. Mary MURRAY of Pine River, Minn., 2 grandchildren and a great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, September 2, from Rhoades Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. George C. PENNINGTON, pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery [Mount Ayr].

NOTE: Melvina was the second wife of Thomas Lewis TULLIS, born October 24, 1847, Fairfield, Ohio, and died October 36, 1919, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Melvina and Thomas were the parents of five children: Glenn A. TULLIS, born August 22, 1894, Iowa, and died October 28, 1939, married to Luella (?); Lucille TULLIS, born January 15, 1897 and died March, 1897; Caryl TULLIS, born August 26, 1899, Iowa, and died December 22, 1932, married Del FOSTER; John William TULLIS married Louise LENARZ who was born September 9, 1903, and had son James Howard TULLIS who married Beverly MORRIS, the parents of Linda TULLIS [Mrs. Van VERTIS], Michael TULLIS, David TULLIS, and Colleen TULLIS [Mr. Ted Van BURTON, Sr.]; Mary Luella TULLIS married P. D. GREENROD (1912-1971), and had a daughter, Patsy Lou GREENROD who married George PRATHER and were the parents of Terri PRATHER [Mr. Cornelius DeBRUYN], Patrick PRATHER, Debbie PRATHER [Mrs. Richard HAYWARD], Michael PRATHER, and Darrell PRATHER.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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