James H. “Jim” Mullins Jr., 97, retired longtime Atchison business owner died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the Atchison Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at St. Benedict’s Church with Abbot Barnabas Senecal, OSB as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A parish wake service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 7 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. John’s Church at Doniphan, St. Benedict Parish or Atchison Humane Society and may be left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.arensbergpruett.com.

Jim was born June 21, 1917 in Atchison, the son of James H. Mullins Sr. and Mabel Farrell Mullins. He attended St. Louis College and graduated from Maur Hill Prep School.

He and the former Myrtle Baumann were united in marriage on Nov. 15, 1939 at Immaculate Conception Church, Leavenworth. Mrs. Mullins preceded him in death on February 25, 2012.

Jim began his employment with Mullins Bros. Hardware Company, a family owned business later becoming owner of the business as well as Mullins ITCO until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Benedict parish, Knights of Columbus Council 723 and a former member of Legion of Mary. He also was a longtime supporting member of Atchison Chamber of Commerce, founding member of Pineview Country Club, member of Atchison Curlew Gun Club and former president of National PRO Hardware Association. He enjoyed golfing with his family, fishing, listening to Irish music, walking his dogs and most of all the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters Jelene (Larry) Widlowski, Ft. Myers, Fla., Cheryl (Paul) Somers, Creston, Iowa, Marian Mullins, Atchison, Mikey (Jerry) Stafford, Atchison, three sons James (Lynn) Mullins, Helena, Mt., Daniel (Sally) Mullins, Blaine, Minn., Terry (Margaret) Mullins, New River, Ariz., a sister Dorothy Mullins, Atchison, 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters Mary Pat Mullins and Kathy Maness, four sisters Helen, Edith and Virginia Mullins and Eileen Weber, and a brother John Mullins.

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