James Boyd Mullen and JoAnn Mullen, of Meadville, passed away at Meadville Medical Center due to complications from COVID-19. James, 80, died Tuesday, November 30, 2021. JoAnn, 77, died shortly after on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
Jim was born September 17, 1941 in Meadville, a son of the late Boyd A. and Bernice Keller Mullen. JoAnn was born in Easton December 18, 1943, a daughter of the late Clyde E. and Gwendolyn Woodward McKinley. They were married July 13, 1968.
Jim graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a master’s degree from Penn State University. He was employed as controller at Avtex and subsequently was employed at National Tel-Tronics.
JoAnn received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a master’s degree from Edinboro University. She was employed as a teacher in the Crawford Central School District.
They were active members of New Beginnings Church of God.
Jim and JoAnn enjoyed time with their grandchildren and played racquet sports, such as tennis, table tennis, badminton, and racquetball in their younger years. Jim took delight in sharing his self-designed train display with others, and he liked keeping himself busy with small, DIY projects. Jim also enjoyed hunting and fishing. JoAnn took pleasure in teaching Sunday School at church, crafting, completing crosswords and reading. They loved Jesus and were humble people who exemplified servanthood and served as role models for those around them.
They are survived by two children, Jill Dale (Michael) of Tyrone and Kevin Mullen of State College; four grandchildren; Jim’s brother, Gary Lee Mullen (Beverly) of State College; JoAnn’s sisters, Patty McKinley of Alburtis and Judi Brucker (William) of Allentown; JoAnn’s brother, Stephen McKinley of Harleysville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to their parents, they were preceded in death by JoAnn’s step-mother, Zola McKinley and a grandchild.
Calling hour will be Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Rd., Meadville where a Celebration of their lives will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Cliff Forbes officiating. The family requests that anyone not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 please wear a mask during the calling hour and the service for the safety of all who attend. Thank you for your understanding.
Memorial donations may be made to New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.
The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net.
New Beginnings Church of God
13226 Leslie Road, Meadville PA 16335