Charlotta L. “Lottie Lou” McMullin

June 7, 1931 – June 29, 2019

Charlotta L. “Lottie Lou” McMullin    

     Charlotta L. “Lottie Lou” McMullin, age 88, of Breese, IL, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at her residence. 

      She was born June 7, 1931 in Memphis, TN, the daughter of the late Clifton R. and Ruth (Polen) Mason. 

      Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin McMullin, whom she married November 17, 1950; a daughter, Marian McMullin; two sisters:  Mable Cooper and Carrie Morton; and a brother, David “Murray” Mason.

      Mrs. McMullin is survived by two children:  Debora (Jim) Riddle of Breese, IL and Dennis McMullin of Dexter, MO; three grandchildren:  Angela (Christopher) Herndon, Daniel (Amanda) Riddle, Mariah McMullin (fiancé, Mike Nely); six great-grandchildren:  Benjamin and Jack Herndon, Riley, Samantha and Lincoln Riddle; and Abel Nely; a brother, C.R. Mason of Dexter, MO; and many nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews.  

      Edwin and Lottie owned and operated McMullin Excavating Co.  She was a volunteer (Pink Lady) at Dexter Memorial Hospital in Dexter, MO.  After moving to Breese, she enjoyed living at the Villas of St. James and participating in all of the activities.  Her hobby was cross-stitching and making quilts for her grandchildren. 

     A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Villas of St. James in Breese, IL. 

     Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  A memorial service will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter with a luncheon to follow at the First Christian Church.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Zion United Church of Christ in New Baden. 

     Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.