Lillian Irene Mullennex, 88, a former resident of Elkins died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Inc. of Buckhannon.
Born March 1, 1923, at Durbin, she was a daughter of the late Abraham Lockridge and Louella Belle Curtis Lockridge.
She was married to Garnet A. Mullennex, who preceded her in death in 1973.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Darlene McCloud Cottrell; three brothers, Charles Homer Lockridge, Reece Aquilla "Bud" Lockridge and Harold Lee "Bill" Lockridge; and two sisters, Florence Amanda Lockridge and Helen Mae Collett.
She is survived by one sister, Crystal Bender, of Elkins; two daughters, Debra Barsy, and husband, Imre Jr., of Yucca Valley, California, and Lucinda Barrick, and husband, Rick, of Elkins; four grandchildren, Donald Gooden, Ronald Gooden and wife, Tracey, and Jake Gooden, all of Elkins; and Imre Barsy III and wife, Shannon, of Newbury Park, California; and five great-grandchildren, Morgan Gooden, of Harding, Abby and Tristan Gooden, both of Elkins, and Rebekah and Rachel Barsy, both of Newbury Park, California.
Lillian retired in 1985 from the Elkins Convalescent Hospital after nearly 20 years of devoted and compassionate service to the patients.
She had a natural gift with music and could play numerous instruments by ear. She brought hours of happiness to those she cared for by whistling, playing piano and harmonica and enjoyed playing and listening to music into her later years. Her loving smile and caring nature will be missed by her family and friends.
Funeral service was held at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins Wednesday, June 8, with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Internment was in American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery near Elkins.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a donation to either St. Joseph's Hospice, 1 Amelia Drive, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201 or Hospice Care Corp. Regional Impatient Center, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, West Virginia 26520.