Mildred Elaine Mullins, 86, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin following a brief illness. Mildred, the oldest of seven children, was born March 9, 1936 in Moundville, MO to Walter D. and Mildred L. (Whiteside) Butterfield. She was united in marriage to Gale Mullins on November 24, 1958 in Nevada, MO and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2003.
Mildred was raised in Nevada and Bronaugh, graduating from Nevada High School in 1954. Following high school, she worked as an X-Ray Technician in Kansas City for a time and then as a Dispatcher for the City of Nevada. Mildred loved sewing and owned a sewing business for number of years in Nevada. She also had a love of reading. Mildred was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada.
Survivors include one daughter, Pam Bennett (Darwin), Iola, KS; and one son, Ken Mullins (Terese), Springfield, MO; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny Butterfield (Becky), Nevada, and Darrell Butterfield, Des Moines, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Gale, she was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Jan Chadd, and Cindy Clark; son-in-law, Ray Clark; an infant granddaughter, April Mullins; great-granddaughter, Emma Rayburn; brother, Jimmy Butterfield; and three sisters, Karen Stevenson, Carol Lyons, and Joan Rives.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Cameron Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dederick, MO. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested in his memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief c/o Ferry Funeral Home.