Death of Everett “Moon” Mullen

FAIRMONT — Everett “Moon” Mullen, 94, of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday evening (April 6, 2011) at the Meadowview Manor in Bridgeport.

He was born in Tucker County on Feb. 9, 1917, a son of the late Peter and Edna Gooding Mullen. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Virginia Little Mullen in 2009.

Mr. Mullen was a member of the Gateway United Methodist Church in Fairmont and was formerly active on all church boards, the United Methodist Men and also was the president of the Win-One Sunday School Class.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II for a three-year period. Mr. Mullen retired from the Monongahela Railways with 30 years of service and was also a member of a railroad retirement organization. He was a lifetime member of the East Fairmont High School Foundation and was an active booster of Fairmont State University athletics. He held membership in Fairmont AF&AM Lodge No. 9 of Fairmont and was a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Wheeling Consistory. He was also an active member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 294 of Fairmont.

In his free time, he and Mary Virginia enjoyed dancing, both as participants and he as an instructor.

Survivors include a niece, Jenny Beafore of Fairmont and a nephew James Phillip VanGilder of Morgantown.

In addition to his wife and parents, Moon was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Erwin Mullen; three sisters, Arlene VanGilder, Elsie Brown, and Leota Williams; as well as a niece, Mary Lou Titus.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses, staff and management of the Meadowview Manor for all their loving care and support during Mr. Mullen’s illness.

Friends may call at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at noon Saturday with Rev. Tim Conrad of Gateway United Methodist Church and Rev. Peggy Scharff officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery & Mausoleum. Fairmont Masonic Lodge No. 9, AF&AM will conduct ritualistic services at graveside. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneral homes.com.