Helen Mae Mullen, the daughter of Ralph and Lillian Gwin (Pringey) Anderson, was born September 8, 1922 in Cumberland, Iowa. Helen entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society in Villisca, Iowa, at the age of 92 years 6 months and 20 days
Helen graduated from Cumberland High School with the Class of 1940. On June 7, 1941 Helen married Carl LaVerne “Bud” Mullen in Maysville, Iowa. Together, the couple had eight children: Jim, DeAnna, Bob, Glenda, Bruce, Becky, ReNae and Sheila.
Helen was a homemaker and a farm wife. She loved living on the farm and enjoyed sewing, embroidering and quilting, she made many quilts, afghans, clothes and pillow cases for her family. Most of all she loved spending precious time with her family. Helen also enjoyed many visits with her childhood friend, Larie Erickson of Cumberland. She also enjoyed playing cards and Helen and Bud would spend many afternoons in town playing cards with friends
Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her children: Jim Mullen of Atlantic, IA, DeAnna (Joe) Harney of Charleston, IN, Bob (Rae) Mullen of Atlantic, Glenda (Mike) Williams of Corning, Bruce (Pat) Mullen of Corning, ReNae (Roy) Holloway of Safford, AZ and Sheila (Nick) Bailiff of Prescott, IA; 20 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Kinser of Corning and many other relatives.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband in 1988; parents; daughter, Becky Large in 1981, daughter-in-law, Roni Mullen and 3 great grandsons.