Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  News
Friday, September 14, 2012
          Norman F. "Mutt" Mullen, 83, of Fairland, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.  He was born May 2, 1929, in Shelby County to  Hubert and  Mabel (Callahan) Mullen.  He married  Louise (McGrew) Mullen  on Nov. 26, 1948, and she survives in Fairland.
          Other survivors include a son,  Bob Mullen  (wife, Annette) of Shelbyville; two daughters,  Nancy Sanders  (husband, Perry) of Shelbyville and  Barb Ginder (husband, Ron) of Wayland, Mich.; a brother,  Harold J. Mullen  (wife, Madge) of Shelbyville; two sisters,  Bertha Fisher (husband, Ralph) of Fairland and  MaryDell Schofner  (husband, Russell) of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren, Scott Mullen  (wife, Abby),  Angela Mullen,  Amanda Sanders,  Phillip Mullen,  Matthew Mullen,  Andrea Farag  (husband, Adam) and  Ashley Ginder;  and a great-grandchild,  Mia Mullen.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
          Mr. Mullen had been a lifetime resident of the area.  He graduated from Fairland High School in 1947.  Norman and his brother owned Mullen's Grocery in Fairland for several years.  He also was a carpenter and owner of Mullen Brothers Construction for many years, retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Shelbyville.
          Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Fairland Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.  Visitation will be private for the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Cancer Association of Shelby County in care of the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, September 20, 1907
Page 3   column 6
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
          Sanford A. Mullen,  a prominent resident of Blude Ridge, died at his house at that place Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, of typhoid fever, aged fifty-three years, two months and eleven days.  Deceased was born and raised in Shelby county and was a contractor and carpenter most of his life.  It is thought that Mr. Mullen's last illness was the result of exposure.  He had been building a house for Mr. Roberts, a farmer, and at night would sleep on the new hay in the barn.  This is thought to have caused his death.  Deceased leaves a widow and nine children -- William Mullen,  Harry Mullen,  Jacob Mullen,  Curtis Mullen,  George Mullen,  Mrs. Mary Creed,  Mrs. Stella Neeb  and  Misses Ethel and  Delpha Mullen.  The Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member, will have charge of the funeral services which will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Christian church in Blue Ridge, Rev. Leora Tillison officiating.  Interment in the cemetery at Blue Ridge in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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