Patsy Lou “Pat” Mullenix, 84, Trenton, Missouri passed away August 26th, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City. Patsy was born in Chicago, IL on May 2, 1937. As a child, after the death of her parents, Alva M. and Bessie May Gregory, she moved to Kirksville, Missouri and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Glen and Goldie Gregory. She graduated from Kirksville High School in 1955. In 1957 she married Jimmie D. Cooley in Kirksville. After Jimmie’s passing, Patsy married William Junior Mullenix on December 21, 1968 and they took up residence in Trenton where he was a teacher and coach. They were also long time insurance agents for Shelter Insurance and founded Mullenix Auction Service in 1977.
Pat was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Heritage Club, and Riverside Country Club. She was a high school and college sports fan and served as an ambassador for the Holiday Hoops tournament in Trenton for many years. She particularly enjoyed attending her kids and grandkids sporting events. Pat was a loving soul and would brighten every room she entered. She could cry at the drop of a hat but was solid as an oak.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her uncle and aunt, Glen and Goldie Gregory, three brothers, Paul, Allen, and Gene Gregory and two sisters, Beverly Wennihan and Glenna Lindquist, and her husband, Junior Mullenix.
She is survived by her five children; Becky Cooley Smith and husband, Mark, of Lincoln, Missouri; Kerri Cooley Glidewell and husband Dane, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Mike Cooley and wife, LaDona, of Kansas City; and sons Travis Mullenix and Jason Mullenix of Trenton. ten grandchildren; Tyler McKibben, Marilyn Cooley, Nathan and James Glidewell, Cree Mullenix, Cade Mullenix, Maycee Hoover, Stacey Mackley, Samantha Kirk, and Shelby MacEwen; and sister Diane Van Den Bosch of Virginia.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 10:00 am at Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton with a celebration of life following at Riverside Country Club. Open visitation will be from noon until 6 Sunday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Pat Mullenix Memorial, and may be left at Resthaven Mortuary.
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