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Mullis, Pauline Stevens

Pauline Mullis, 85

July 9, 1924 – June 16, 2010

Pauline Mullis passed away peacefully at her home on June 16, 2010 after a long illness. Her loving family was at her bedside. .

Born on July 9, 1924 in Monroe County, Pauline was the daughter of James and Minnie Gourley Stevens. She married Willie (Bill) Mullis on July 20, 1940. Together they had five children, three of whom survive.

Pauline worked for many years at Sarkes Tarzian and retired from Indiana University.

Survivors are sons James W. (Suzy) Mullis and Larry K. Mullis, and daughter Linda K. (James) Fariss, all of Bloomington; grandchildren Bradley (Amanda) Mullis, James J. Mullis, Michelle (Jeremy) Banks and Katie Fariss, all of Bloomington; Randy (April) Moonshower of Greenwood; and Scott Moonshower of Arizona; step-grandchildren Terisa Holley, Tami (Dan) Behen, and Mike Wiley; great-grandchildren Ryne Moonshower, Akara (Matthew) Wells, Trent Mullis, Ashley Mullis, Alex Mullis and Gavin Banks; step-great-grandchildren Cory Wiley, Bryan Holley, Stephanie Holley, and Dylan Wiley; and great-great grandaughter Gracie Rae Wells. She is also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; husband Willie (Bill) Mullis, in 1978; infant daughters Joyce Ann and Delores Jean Mullis; great-grandson William Bradley Mullis; daughter-in-law, Harriet Mullis; brothers Robert Stevens, George Stevens and Walter Stevens; sisters Ethel Hall, Bessie Moore, Roxie Maywhere, Ruby Martin, Mary Porter and Edna Lucille Porter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, June 18, 2010 and 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place at Mount Gilead Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Bannec and the staff of Southern Care Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to our dear mother.

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