March 03, 2021

Arleta Mullin


Arleta “Artie” Mullin, 81, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Greater Regional Hospice Home, EveryStep Hospice in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Adam Westphal will officiate. Services will be livestreamed with a link available on the Powers Funeral Home website at Masks and social distancing are required. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Creston.

Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.

Memorials are suggested to Creston’s Rectory ReRun shop. Online condolences can be made at

Arleta L. “Artie” (Morgan) Mullin, the only child of Dean Lewis Morgan and Alma Arlene (Tedrow) Morgan, was born during a blizzard on her Grandpa and Grandma Tedrow’s farm in Ringgold County, Jan. 1, 1940.

Artie spent most of her life in Creston. She met and married the love of her life; Robert Eugene Mullin, June 11, 1960, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Of that union, one son Michael Eugene Mullin was born in 1967.

Through the years, Artie worked at several places, starting on the family farm watering and feeding the broiler chickens. She worked at Creston Bootery Shoe Store in her senior year of high school and from there she went on to work for Tobers’ Ready-to-Wear as a bookkeeper. From Tobers’ she went on to work for First National Bank, working her way through the departments, retiring in 2002 as V.P. in charge of the tellers.

Artie continued to stay active even after retirement. She was a volunteer at the hospital gift shop, (which was a fun way for her to spend time with her friend Ilene) and socialized at many gatherings, whether it be with her classmates, her friends, or her family… she did not slow down often.

Artie was proud to say she was of the “class of 1958” and was active with her classmates right up until her recent sickness. She started her education in a little country school (Summerset No. 8) two miles south of Fontanelle. When she was in the fifth grade, the family moved to Creston, where she attended Jefferson School, then went on to middle school and high school.

While her husband was stationed in Germany, Artie went through classes to become a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. That was her Christmas gift to him upon his return home. Her sponsors were Ed and Dorothy Peak and Mary Cusack. She then went on and became a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Artie was a very proud wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend (also dog mom, who can forget that Mister was the one who provided much comfort, especially after losing her husband in 2018!)

She is survived by her son, Michael (Kim) Mullin; her grandchildren: Haley (Travis) Bergsgaard, Mary Kate Mullin; step-grandchildren: Douglas (Hannah) North, McKennah (Andrew) Gordon, Carson Whittington; her great-grandchildren: Phoenix, Sawyer, Corbin, Liberty, Atlas, Kholsen, Sky, Asher and Willow; her beloved dog Mister; her cousin Loretta Baker; sister-in-law Linda (Scott) Richardson; several nieces, nephews, and friends,

She was preceded in death by her husband in August of 2018, as well as her parents and in-laws.