Marguerite L. (Graves) Mullendore


Marguerite L. (Graves) Mullendore, 94, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at her residence in Franklin.

She was born on July 29, 1922, in Johnson County, to Clarence and Violet (Rairdon) Graves.

She attended Nineveh High School and Indiana University, majoring in home economics. In 1942, she married Jack Mullendore and they were married just shy of 50 years.

They had four children, Sharon, Robert, Deborah, and Melody (Doug) Davis; two grandchildren, Andrew and Amy; and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Isaac, Evan and Olivia Mullendore, and Griffin and Jude Bruner.

After the war, Marguerite and Jack came back to the family farm. Her father-in-law had started the Franklin Flying Field, which Jack and his brother took over in 1952. Marguerite did the bookkeeping and other administrative tasks until selling the business in 1996. They purchased Tri Air Services at the Shelbyville Airport, operating that for 15 years, as well as Indianapolis Air Charter at the Indianapolis International Airport, operating that from 1982 until 1991.

While working and raising her family, Marguerite was also very active in the community giving her time generously to numerous organizations. She was a Worthy Matron with the Trafalgar Order of the Eastern Star, director of the Johnson County March of Dimes for 14 years, a 4-H Leader for 13 years, former president of the Johnson County Historical Society, Treasurer of the State Assembly Women’s Club for 18 years, President of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority and a member of Union Christian Church. She was also a member of the Franklin and Nineveh Seniors Centers and the Johnson County Republican Club.

She was also treasurer of Whispering Ponds Homeowners Association form 1995 until moving to live with her daughter Melody in 2001.

Friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. A private family burial will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

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