DELPHI — Hazel E. Mullin, 97, formerly of rural Delphi, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi.
She was born Oct. 1,1916, in Washington , she was the daughter of Professor Roy and Eunice Brown Stockrahm. She was a 1934 graduate of Bloomington High School and a 1939 Graduate of Indiana University majoring in elementary education. White attending IU, she paid most of her expenses by typing term papers and making 30 cents per hour grading tests for three professors in the Geography Dept.
On Oct. 26,1940, at Peru, she secretly (so that she could remain an elementary teacher at Crawfordsville) married Attorney Lewis N. Mullin, he preceded her in death June 20, 2013. They lived on a Hoosier Homestead Farm, the birthplace of Lewis. They received the Carroll County Heritage Award in 2000.
She served as chairman of the Carroll County Red Cross Drive, the Heart Fund Drive, and volunteered on other money drives for many years. She taught school for 12 years, mostly in the Delphi School Corporation. She was active in the Wednesday Forum, Rockfield Home Economics Club, Past Presidents Club and the Burrows Presbyterian Church. In 1986, she and her husband restored an 1874 one-room, red brick schoolhouse, now on the National Register of Historical Places. They hosted many class field trips. They were able to give several scholarships to senior students in the Delphi School Corporation.
She is survived by one son William Lewis (Norma) Mullin of rural Delphi, and three grandchildren, Wade Davis (Kari) Mullin of Battle Ground, Garret Mullin Hess of Bloomington, and Sara Kiva (Brian) Stacey.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara June Hess.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Camden Cemetery, with Pastor Ken Smith of the Hickory Grove Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Martin School House in care of The Friends of Carroll County Parks 817 E. Columbia St., Delphi, IN, 46923.
Cree Funeral Home, Camden, assisted the family with arrangements.