Martha Jane Mullins, 84, of Danville, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. She was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Oakwood to Clarence and Mabel Eunice (Duncan) Ervin. Martha married Otis “Moon” Mullins on June 29, 1947, in Danville; he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2003.
Surviving family includes two daughters, Linda J. Newlin and Carolyn S. Sullivan, both of Danville; two sons, Glenn W. (Marcey) Mullins of Bedford, Texas, and Douglas M. (Janet) Mullins of Midway, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Laura J. (Rick) Boyd of Danville, Gary D. Newlin II of Maquokepa, Iowa, and William A. Newlin of Danville, Courtney A. and Hayley A. Mullins of Bedford, Texas, and Jacob T. (Molly) Mullins of New Orleans, La., Patrick D. Mullins of Changwon, South Korea, and Allison C. Mullins of Batavia; three great-grandchildren, Cory M., Amber L., and Elizabeth J. Boyd, all of Danville; and two sisters, Mary Minnick of Champaign and Clara (Paul) Howard of Westville.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otis; and her sister, Marilyn Pinnick.
A devoted wife and mother, Martha dedicated her life to her family. She was a member of the Lincoln Methodist Church of Danville and she served as a past Worthy Matron for the Danville Chapter 854 Order of the Eastern Star as well as a Worthy High Priestess for the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She enjoyed baking pies and was skilled at embroidery. Martha will be greatly missed by her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who she was most proud of.
A celebration of Martha’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville with burial at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville. Memorials may be made in Martha’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com