Sara Mullany, 73, Purdin, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Pershing Memorial Hospital, Brookfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, east of Purdin, with Rev. Ted Stockwell officiating. Visitation began at 1 p.m. today, May 20, 2013, at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Purdin Cemetery, Purdin.
Memorials to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Mo. 64628.
Sara Jane was born August 18, 1939, in Purdin, daughter of Harold and Vera (Calhoun) Patterson. On October 1, 1960, she married Joseph B. Mullany. He preceded her in death August 22, 1994.
Sara was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Pershing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Grantsville Homemakers Club, and Linn County Republican Women.
Survivors include one son, Jerry B. Mullany, Purdin; three grandchildren, Amanda, Joseph and Hannah Mullany, all of Trenton; one great-grandson, Casen Gardner; her daughter-in-law, Susan M. Mullany, Trenton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Harold Buswell, Chillicothe, and Trudy and Dick Clawson, Brookfield; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Lt. Joseph M. Mullany, who died while serving in the US Navy; one sister, Charlotte Fowler; and a great-niece, Susan Marie Bartow.