Dorothy M. Mullins

December 31, 1923 ‒ February 24, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Dorothy Marie Mullins, 95, of Delaware passed away late Sunday evening, February 24, 2019 at the Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home.

She was born on December 31, 1923 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Jay and Nola (Mathis) Christian. On December 30, 1944, the day before her birthday, Dorothy married the love of her life Ralph Eugene Mullins. Sadly, Ralph her “Honey” passed away in 1993 after almost 49 years of marriage.

Dorothy was a lifelong homemaker and fiercely independent. Although she kept mostly to herself, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching Jack Nicklaus play golf and could be found on Saturday’s in the fall cheering on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes. Dorothy was also endeared to quarterback Tony Romo, her Romeo.

She enjoyed listening to country and gospel music and collecting knick-knacks brought to her from all over from the travel adventures of her family and friend. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her precious violets. She was also an excellent speller and would often remind her family of her status as a spelling bee champion. Ornery and a fighter, she was truly one of a kind.

Dorothy leaves a legacy of family to cherish her memory that includes her children, Sandy (Mike) Pounds  and Ron Mullins  all of Delaware; grandchildren, Clint Mullins of Upper Arlington, Shad (Jessica) Lyons of Marion, Shane (Tammy) Pounds of Huber Heights, and Andy (Libby) Pounds of Marion; several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her 4 brothers Clifford, Jay, Russell, and Chester Christian and her 2 sisters Glenna Shockency and Susie Longstreth.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William St., Delaware, where services celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 am, with Pastor Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Mullins family.

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  • My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. This world was blessed with having Dorothy, and all that knew her is a tribute to that.

  • Sandy, I’m so sorry about your Mother’s passing.She lived a good life.Gosh, I remember when I’d come to your house while we were in school,she was so nice to me.She was a qiet Lady also.My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.Its so hard to lose our Mothers! Cindy Moore

  • Ron, Sandy and families, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May she rest in peace with Our Risen Lord and may he grant you all his peace and love.

  • What an honor it was to have known Dorothy and her beautiful family. Sandy, Mike, and Ron my deepest sympathy is with you in the days to come.
    I will miss her greatly as well as seeing all of you on a weekly basis. You have become like family to me. Your love and devotion to your Mother was palpable and incredibly special. My prayers and love are with you. Big hugs to you.