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BLOOMINGTON - Alma C. Mullins, 86, of Bloomington, was taken home to be with theLord at 3:53 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 26, 2005) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, Normal, with the Rev. Ralph E. Wingate Jr., the Rev. Al McLaughlin and her son, Pastor Dennis Mullins, officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Normal.

Alma C. Ameling Mullins was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Caseyville Township, Illinois to William and Minnie Ovelgoenner Ameling. She was united in marriage to Raymond R. Mullins on Dec. 13, 1941, at St. Louis, Mo. They resided in East St. Louis until moving to Bloomington in 1964. Alma worked in the UBC office of Sears Roebuck for 19 years, retiring in 1985.

She is survived by her husband, Ray; two sons, Dennis (Sharon) Mullins, Gypsum, Kan., and Greg (Dalene) Mullins, Normal; a sister-in-law, Marcella Klocke, Gillespie; six grandchildren, Aaron (Ronelle) Mullins, Michigan; Eric (Andrea) Mullins, Kansas; Denise (Patrick) Denney, Michigan; Nathan (Rebecca) Mullins, Florida; Daniel (Andrea) Mullins, Moline; and David Mullins of Pennsylvania; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Francis) Clanney, O'Fallon; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Alma was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, two sisters and brother-in-laws, and an infant great-grandson.

Alma accepted Christ as her savior in 1936 and faithfully served Him for the duration of her life. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Normal, and she and Ray have held a weekly Bible study in their home for 35 years.

Alma enjoyed writing letters, keeping a daily journal, cooking and baking for her family, crocheting afghans for each of her children, grandchildren and for the birth of each great-grandchild. She also enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, attending antique auctions and collecting antiques in her spare time.

Alma dearly loved her family and eagerly anticipated gatherings and decorating for the holidays. She will be immensely missed.

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