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Mary Hull

January 19, 1916 — April 7, 2016

Mary Hull, 100 years and 79 days of 805 12th Street Corning, Iowa passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 7, 2016 at her home.
The daughter of Archie and Grace Hilyard, she was born January 19, 1916 at her parents home in Cumberland, Iowa. She grew up there and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1932. The family moved to Denver, Colorado and returned to Cumberland. She attended the Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, Iowa. The family then moved to Mason City, Illinois.
It was here she met her husband Russell Hull, who worked for his father at the Hull Café in Mason City. Mary worked at the restaurant and also in the city utilities of Mason City doing secretarial work. They were married on August 12, 1939 at her parents home in Mason City. In 1940 her husband started working for the Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois. During this time their two sons were born. In 1954 the family moved to Iowa to start farming.
During the ensuing years they farmed in Cass County and several different locations ending up on the family farm that was homesteaded by Mary’s Grandfather. She worked for Dr. Gary Oehler an Optometrist in Atlantic, for over 15 years. After the passing of her husband, Mary spent 3 more years on the family farm and then moved to the present home in Corning, Iowa.
Mary was a member of the Corning United Methodist Church. Her devoted Church service was recognized by the Corning and Cumberland United Methodist Women. She was a member of the quilters at the Corning United Methodist Church for over 22 years.
She was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, was past Matron and served many offices and was daughter-in-law Janet’s traveling companion in 1994 as Janet held a state office in O.E.S.
She was preceeded in death by her parents; husband Russell and her sister Ruth Tomlin of Mason City, Illinois.
Mary is survived by her two sons: Roger D. Hull and wife Janet of Corning, Iowa; Richard C. Hull and wife Sharon of Sun Lakes, Arizona; Three grandchildren: Kristine Sandt and husband Colin of Goshen, Indiana; Kevin Hull and wife Megan of Parkville, Missouri; Abby Povenmire and husband Jeremy of Independence, Missouri; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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