Marjory Mullikin | Southeast Iowa Union

Marjory Mullikin

Marjory Mullikin


Marjory Mullikin changed her address on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. She was born Marjory Faye Crawford on June 10, 1937 in a farmhouse in Wapello County, north of Ottumwa, to Charles and Dorothy (Myers) Crawford. Marjory was the eldest of five children. She and Willis were in the same class at Pleasant Plain School until eighth grade. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1955. She grew up about a mile from her future husband, Willis Mullikin, whom she married on May 26, 1957 at Pleasant Plain Friends Church.

She began her training at the Burlington Hospital School of Nursing after high school in September 1955. Marjory received her nursing degree in 1958. She began working at Jefferson County Hospital in October 1958. In 1959, Marjory took time off to have children for the next few years, then returned to work in October 1963. In 1998 she retired.

Marjory loved being part of family activities and supporting her children with their school and extracurricular activities, sports and musicals. She was the contact when it came to organizing family celebrations.

She was an avid reader. She really enjoyed camping with the family, spending many summers fishing down by the river and camping every other week when Marjory was off.

She was a member of the Fairfield Friends Church and the Pleasant Plains Friends. For several years, Marjory volunteered in youth ministry at Fairfield Friends Church and helped serve meals.

Her memory is remembered by her children Stephen (Janet) Mullikin of Broken Arrow, OK, Carole Mullikin of Fairfield, IA, Denise (Arnold) Weirup of Fairfield, Diane (Larry) Keller of Fairfield, and Alan (Sheryl) Mullikin of LeGrand, IA. Her grandchildren: Elizabeth, Rachel (Nick), Sarah (Jimmie), Trent (Mandy), Bryce (Desirée), Daniel, Tyler, Jeffrey (Allison), Sharese (Ross), Kyle, Krystal and Kayla. She is also the great-grandparents of 10. She is also survived by siblings, brother-in-law Bert Fairchild, brother Melvin Crawford, sister Linda (Keith) Morgan and brother Gene (Karen) Crawford.

Marjory was preceded in death by her 62-year-old husband Willis, her parents, sister Charlene, sister-in-law Dorothy, and their two grandchildren, Brian and Jessica Keller.

The visit for family and friends will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Behner funeral home.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Fairfield Friends Church, conducted by Pastors Alan Mullikin and John Wilbur. The burial follows lunch at Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton, Iowa.

Memorials to Fairfield Friends Church, LeGrand Friends Church, or Barclay Bible College may be erected in lieu of flowers. They can be mailed to Carole Mullikin, 302 East Jefferson, Fairfield, IA 52556.

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