'Together Again'Lee R. Mullett
age 92, of Lovers Lane, North Lawrence, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Brenn- Field Nursing Center in Orrville following a short period of declining health. He was born in Sherman, Ohio, on March 13, 1921, the son of Charles N. and Hattie (Lautzenheiser) Mullett. He was united in marriage to Edna Schmidt on March 21, 1942, in North Lawrence. She died on Aug. 1, 2012. Lee served in the US Army during World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He had been employed at Superior Meats in Massillon for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He was also engaged in farming from 1946 until 1967, and along with his wife, Edna, owned and operated the ELM Ceramic Shop for 20 years. He was a member of the Marshallville American Legion and was a former member of the Orrville and Dalton VFW Posts. Lee was a member of the Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, Orrville Farmers and Sportsmen Club, and the Ohio Bowling Association. Lee was an avid bowler, enjoyed fishing, mowing the lawn, and the Cleveland Indians.
He is survived by sons, Edward Mullett of North Lawrence and Charles (Janet) Mullett of Wooster; daughters, Vicki Billheimer, Joanne (Cary) Harper, and Sandra Singer, all of Orrville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Fred (Joyce) Mullett of Orrville, Donald (Irene) Mullett of Ashland, Gerald (Joanne) Mullett of Barberton, and Kenneth (Gladys) Mullett of Colonial Hts., Va. In addition to his wife, Edna, he was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Mullett; brothers, David, William, Harry, Ronald, Carl, and Frank Mullett, and sisters, Ruby Gantz and Doris White.
Funeral services will be held at Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, North Lawrence, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ignatius David officiating. Burial with military honors will take place in the Newmans Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville on Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. or one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home web site at www.aublefuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, 14411 Orrville St. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666.
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Published in The Repository on Aug. 6, 2013