Arthur Robert “Bob” Mull

Memorial services for Arthur Robert “Bob” Mull, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, with the Revs. Bob Giffin and Don Dunn officiating.

Mr. Mull died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Apr. 17, 1923, in Lawrence, the son of Charles Coleman and Mabel Marguerite King Mull. He attended Liberty Memorial High School, and later served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, landing in Guadalcanal in Aug. 1942.

Mr. Mull was a brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad, and retired in 1982 after 42 years of service. He was a member of First Nazarene Church, and Alford-Clarke Post #852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed reading, music, playing the harmonica, genealogy, and spending time with family.

He married Wanda R. Sweet on Sept. 15, 1944, in Hutchinson. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Roy Mull, Perry, and Chris Mull and wife Chrisy, Merriam; two daughters, Roxie Lyle and husband Jonathan, Merriam, and Heather Mull, Lawrence; a sister, Marion Vausbinder, Newbury Park, Calif.; ten grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or First Nazarene Church, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Cindy Price...

We would like to express our great sadness for the whole Mull Family at the loss of Bob. When my Aunt Fern called to say that Bob Mull had passed away, I was speechless. Bob was one of those people to me that seemed like he could live forever. What lives on is his love and the memories that were shared with those he touched.
Bob was like a brother to my father, Irvie Price. My dad, could not have had a better friend than Bob. No words can adequately express the importance of Bob’s friendship & that of his wife, Wanda, to our family.
May Bob’s love & memeories carry you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts & hearts.


From Bill Pierson...

I wanted to send my sympathy to the family of Bob Mull. My Dad (Ray Pierson) and Bob worked together many years in the Salina pool on the Union Pacific RR. My Dad retired in 1982 and Bob atteded the retirement party we held. My Dad spoke fondly of working with Bob. I think individuals were closer working together back then more than today. Sorry for your loss.
Bill Pierson

From Heather Mull...

Someone asked me recently if I believed in love at first sight. This was my response: When my dad first saw my mom, he was 17 and she was 15. He turned to his buddies and said, “See that girl? I’m going to marry her.” This morning [August 22, 2011], my dad died with “that girl” and their kids at his side. His nickname for her was Fiercely, because, he said, “I love her real fiercely.” They would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on September 15. Somehow…he knew at first sight that she was the love of his life. That love grew and thrived and produced an incredibly loving crop of four siblings, each of whom they fell in love with – at first sight. We adore both of them and are devoted to them, to each other, and to our families, because they showed us how it’s done.

From John Mull...

Uncle Bob will be remembered by me for his wit, his kindness, and his warmth. I have been blessed by the fact that he was a part of my life.

From Geoffrey Rose...

My condolences to the entire Mull family for the loss of their Husband,Father,Grandfather and Great Grandfather Robert Mull and especially to my friend Heather who loves her father very much.
From the son of a U.S. Marine who hit heavens beaches many years ago Geoffrey Rose-“SMN 71”

From dave cedillo jr....

bob and wanda often told us (my wife and i) that we were their kids, even though we’re not related. i will feel bob’s loss every time i play my harmonica, watch a movie with humphrey bogart, or eat soft chocolate chip cookies.

From Patricia Lyons...

My Uncle Bobby was always very dear to me. I’ve always enjoyed our visits with his many fascinating stories of our family, history and his take on our culture. With his keen wit and deep intelligence I enjoyed many good and satisfying laughs and many insights. He was so good to my mother Kate, and she loved him so. His goodness and generous, loving nature lives on through the lives of his wonderful family. He will always be remembered with fondness and love.

From Gloria Blevins Jacob...

We were so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. He has been a friend to my family for a very long time. He was a man of faith. May he rest in peace. Our thought and prayers are with Wanda and the rest of the family.

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