Francis Mulbrook, 92, of Newton, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to Mercy Hospice may be left at the funeral home.
Francis, the son of Frank Parnell and Sarah Cecil (Awtry) Mulbrook, was born April 19, 1925, in Newton. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1943. Francis was united in marriage with Ruby Atwood Nov. 28, 1953, in Omaha, Neb. They made their home in Newton. Francis worked at the Parsons Company and later at the Maytag Company where he retired from. Throughout his life he also worked as a truck driver, driving many years for Bisom Trucking after retiring from Maytag. He also owned his own welding shop.
Francis and Ruby enjoyed camping below the Red Rock Dam with their four children through the years, starting out camping in a school bus. Francis also enjoyed farriering horses, flying airplanes and even began building his own airplane. He was a member of the 2010 Jasper County Freedom Flight.
Those left to honor Francis’ memory are his children, Alicia (David) Troen, Deb (Randy) Jacobs and David (Jeannette) Mulbrook, all of Newton; daughter-in-law, Rita Mulbrook of Leawood, Kan.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby in 2011; and a son, Bill Mulbrook in 2016.