Barbara F. Mullen, 98

Barbara F. Mullen of Middleport passed away at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center on March 11, 2022.  Overbrook had cared and loved her for several years and were her extended family. 

Barbara loved life, family, and laughter.  She was a wife to Donald E. Mullen for over 65 years. A mother to her five sons and a caring grandmother to nine grandchildren.  She took pride in all their accomplishments.

Barbara was born in Middleport on February 21, 1924, to Rhoda Ingram and George Hackett, Sr.  She graduated in 1942 from Middleport High School and attended Charleston Business School.  She worked at Union Carbide for several years then fell in love with Don (Mike) and was married.  They started their family and resided in the Middleport/Pomeroy area.  She also supported Don in his businesses.  She received a Women volunteer certificate during WWII while Don was in the service. She was an active member of the Catholic Women’s Guild, Young Mothers Club as well as Sacred Heart Church.

Barbara has lots of hobbies: ceramic, needle crewelwork, swimming, bicycling, and traveling. She traveled to Italy, France, Germany, Holy Lands and extensively through the US visiting her son (Sean) and his family where he was stationed when in the service.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Rhoda Ingram and George Hackett Sr., brothers: Mickie (Luceille), George Jr (Shorty and his wife Phyllis), sisters: Mary Pickens, Rose (Joe) Tribble, Sons; Brian (Toot), Michael, Charles B. Mullen and several niece and nephews.

She was survived by her sister Yvonne Scally and Brother-in-law Howard Mullen, sons: Sean (Kayte) and Patrick (Penny) Mullen and Du Xia Mullen. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, Kellie Mullen, Kerrie (Todd) Heins, Courtney (Daniel) Mullen-Cheavez, Casey (Greg) Mullen Cantwell, Jacinda Mullen, Jason (Brittany) Mullen, Ian and Robert Mullen and Reva Mullen.  She had 12 wonderful great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephew. Special friends Debra Howard, Debbie Mullen Withrow, and Ceil Lisle, Carol McCullough, and Remi Franckowiak. She enjoyed the years of fellowship at the Sacred Heart Church.

Her laughter brightened so many people lives. Barbara will be missed by many, she can at last rest in eternal peace.

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Anderson McDaniel’s funeral home. If donations are preferred, please bequeath those to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy.

There will be a viewing at Anderson McDaniel Funeral home in Middleport Friday, March 18 from 6 8 p.m. Funeral will be held in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m.