PRYOR, OK —
Jo Ann (Mullin) Black, 76, Webb City, Mo., died June 7 after a long illness. She was born on Dec. 24, 1937, in Colcord, to Riley and Lucy Mullin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert “Bob” Black, siblings Jerald, Jerry and Lilly Mullin.
A superb gardener, she enjoyed growing sunflowers and vegetables like her beloved Grandma Sarah Mullin. She loved travel, family genealogy, her pet dogs and parrot, whom she called her “kids.” A true artist, she quilted, crocheted, and wrote poetry. Before retiring, Balck served as a licensed practical nurse, a profession for which she trained in the U.S. Army. A quiet, proud, and unassuming lady, she placed family first.
Black is survived by her son Steve Brown and wife Jackie of Orlando, Fla.; daughter Kristine Addleman and husband Manfred of Pensacola, Fla.; step-sons Rick Black and wife Martha and Mike Black and wife Melanie, all of Dallas, Texas and 10 grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings June Black of Ketchum, Jean Moorhead of Cleora, Jim Mullin of Cleora, Joe Mullin of Pryor, Jack Mullin of Woodstock, Conn.; Junior Mullin of Pryor, Judy Summerfield of Jay, Mary Stelle of Pryor, Bill Mullin of Pryor and Bonnie Huerta of Las Vegas, Nev.
She will be buried beside her husband at
9 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, at the Springfield, Mo. National Cemetery.