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Florence “Flo” Mullis

published in The Daily-Star Journal 11/4/2009 9:19:00 AM

Florence “Flo” Mullis, 93, of Warrensburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Lee’s Summit.

She was born on May 26, 1916, in Austin, Mo., the middle daughter of Grover E. and Lula (Gilbert) McCaslin.

On April 17, 1938, she was united in marriage to Glen Mullis, in Humansville. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1982.

Flo was a 1933 graduate of Archie High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1946 and master’s degree in 1959 from Central Missouri State. She taught three years in Cass County rural schools, two years in Johnson County rural schools, and 29 years in the Warrensburg R-VI School District.

Flo was a member of the First Christian Church of Warrensburg and active member of the Church Women Fellowship (CWF). She was also a member of Local, State and National Retired Teachers’ Association and MU Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a life member of Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary.

Survivors include a sister, Vivian Franklin of Lee’s Summit; a niece, Gayla Honeycutt and husband, Richard, of Lee’s Summit; and a nephew, Richard Ritchie and wife, Kay, of Spring Hill, Fla.

She will especially be missed by her great-nieces, Debbie Ritchie Prior and Cindy Ritchie.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jewell Ritchie; and three nephews, Larry Franklin, Lyndon Ritchie and Randy Ritchie.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the First Christian Church of Warrensburg, with Pastor Jerry Basye officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until service time at the Church.

Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund in care of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

Posted: Friday, November 06, 2009
Article comment by: Lynn S. Wilson

Mrs. Mullis was my high school speech,drama and debate caoch. She influenced me greatly and made me feel that I mattered and was capable of anything. I believe I was able to become a teaher because of the confidence she instilled in me. A beautiful and fantastic person who sent me congratulations on my marriage, birth of my children,and graduation from college,she sent me pictures of my sons for their achievements as they were put in the newspaper and even made phone calls on occassion to congratulate me for my various achievements.

She was not only an inspiration but a role model. I only hope as a teacher that I too can inspire young people as she inspired me.

Lynn S. Wilson
1971 WHS Graduate

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