Ethel G. (Pope) Mulvaney, 99, Kansas City, died Sept. 17, 2011.
She was born March 31, 1912, the only daughter of John Williams and Emma Mae Woodward Pope.
She was born, grew up and attended school on the family farm near Valley Falls, until she started high school. During the winter months Ethel and her three brothers, Chester, Charles, and George had their own apartment in Valley Falls so they could graduate high school.
She married Elmer Newman Mulvaney at Oskaloosa April 5, 1930. He preceded her in death March 1991.
They farmed on the share until 1945 when they bought 160 acres on the Leavenworth-Jefferson County line.
Mrs. Mulvaney worked at Hallmark Cards and Easton Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Leavenworth congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 55 years and the Red Bridge Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness for the past 8 1/2 years in Kansas City.
She was also preceded in death by her sons, Charles William Mulvaney in 1990 and Roy Dale in 1992, a great-granddaughter, Abigail Nicole Loyd, and great-grandson, Darrin Alexander, and her brothers, Charles, George, and Chester.
Survivors include her daughters, Maryl Stalder and Patricia K. Bowers, Kansas City, Mo.; and her sons, James David Mulvaney, Ft. Meyers, Fla., and John Paul Mulvaney, Lemon Springs, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Sept. 21 at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.
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