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Article Title: Pike Press
Article Date: March 5 2008
Article Description: Obit of "Dick" McMullen, Richard "Dick"
Richard "Dick" McMullen, 81, died on his farm in rural Rockport Feb. 26, 2008.
He was born July 4, 1926, at the home of his grandparents, Ed and Mary Niemeyer in East
Hannibal to Paul and Mildred Niemeyer McMullen. He married Mary Collins in November of
1953 and she preceded him in 2005.
After being discharged from the military in 1947 Mr. McMullen went on to farming and
worked as a carpenter for Carpenter Local #189 in Quincy. He raised horses and cattle and
enjoyed restoring his model 70 John Deere tractor. Dick was a member of St. John Lutheran
Church in Hannibal, Mo. and loved square dancing, blue grass music and watching westerns
Survivors of his family include a daughter, Paula Elledge of Louisiana, Mo.; two
grandsons; Michael McMullen of Warrenton, Mo. and Ryan Elledge, of St. Peters, Mo.; two
great-grandsons, Dylan Elledge and Issac McMullen; a sister, Mary Riester of Belleville;
two nieces, Teresa Barfield and Susan Riester; and two nephews, Tony McMullen and Dwayne
He was preceded in death by a son, Donald W. "Mac" McMullen in 2007 and a
brother, Robert McMullen.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry
with Rev. Patsy Kelly officiating. Visitation was from 4-8 PM, Friday at the funeral
chapel. Burial was at the Samuel Taylor Cemetery near Rockport following the services.
Memorials are suggested to the Samuel Taylor Cemetery. Condolences may be sent on line to
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