Judy Marie (Adams) Mullen

July 25, 1944 ~ August 23, 2022 (age 78)


Judy Marie Mullen, 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Parkview Randallia in the Supportive Care Unit in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born to William Ralph and Emma Merl (Darling) Adams on July 25, 1944, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Judy was a graduate of Northside High School in Fort Wayne. She married Richard Byall, they founded and operated Dunfee Custom Butchering for 28 years. She then married Herbert Mullen on June 23, 1996 and moved to Wabash. She always said Herb stole her from Fort Wayne and he claimed he rescued her. While in Wabash, she worked at CVS, then as a substitute teacher for MSD of Wabash. She found she loved the students and teaching. Shortly after retiring she started using a walker, but that didn't slow her down as she and her husband traveled to 47 states and 2 Canadian Provinces on their Honda Gold Wing with the walker strapped to the back of the motorcycle. She made quilts for the great grandchildren as long as she was able and enjoyed making jams and jellies and was the family pie maker. She deeply loved and was loved by her husband and family; she will be missed by many. Judy was a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 286 in Wabash. 

Judy is survived by her husband, Herbert Mullen of Wabash, Indiana; one daughter, Janeen (Francis "Pete" Carteaux) of Columbia City, Indiana; two sons; Arthur Byall of Fort Wayne, Adam Byall of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two stepsons, George Mullen of Wabash, Indiana, Jeremiah Mullen of Indianapolis, Indiana; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and counting; one stepbrother, George (Bud) Taylor; one stepsister, Imogene Roebuck. She is proceeded in death by her parents, one son, William (Billy) Byall, three sisters, Merl Smith, Marge Walters, Jean Kloer; one brother Arthur Adams, and one stepbrother, Ed Taylor. 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Lincolnville United Methodist Church 5847 E. 500 S. Wabash, Indiana 46992. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, at Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the church.

Preferred memorials are to be directed to Lincolnville United Methodist Church or VFW Auxiliary Post 286 in Wabash. 

McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Judy Mullen's final arrangements.

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August 27, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lincolnville United Methodist Church (Indiana)

Funeral Service
August 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Lincolnville United Methodist Church (Indiana)

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