Stanley Keith Mullenix

Stanley Keith Mullenix, 87, Lawrence died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. A private family service will be held in Lawrence.

Stanley was born January 24, 1927 in Chase, KS the son of George M. and Lola F. Mullenix.

Mr. Mullenix served three years in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific and Japan during World War II.

He was a graduate of McLouth, KS high school and the University of Kansas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. After teaching four years in Eureka, Kansas he taught twenty-four years at West Junior High School in Lawrence retiring in 1987.

He married Joyce E. Edmonds on July 21, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri. She survives of the home. Other survivors include four daughters, Chris Johnson and husband Kenny, Lawrence; Cindy Gilmore and husband Jack, Phoenix, AZ; Sue Kanoho and husband Farrell, Fairfield, CA; and Julie Halling and husband Andy, Lawrence; a brother Leonard Mullenix and wife Audrey of Las Cruces, NM; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Mullenix was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and long time member of Kiwanis. He enjoyed landscaping and gardening. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States and especially enjoyed Rocky Mountain National Park hiking the trails with his children and later with his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4pm to 6pm Thursday at Warren McElwain Mortuary.

Suggested memorials are Visiting Nurses and Disabled Veterans National Foundation with contributions in his name sent in care of the mortuary.

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17 Condolences

  1. Gaile (Gay) Burchill on March 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Julie, my heart goes out to you and your family. I believe your Dad was my 8th grade biology teacher. I remember it as a great class. Thinking of you. ~ Gaile

  2. Monica Hunn Stavig on March 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Remember that through Jesus Christ your separation is only temporary and that one day you will be together with our FATHER!

  3. Kathy Gyles on March 2, 2014 at 7:06 am

    So very sorry to hear of the Stan’s passing. He was such a gentle man and made me feel so at home when I joined the West staff. May he rest peacefully with his father in heaven. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

  4. Beth Black on March 2, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Thinking of all of you in your loss. He was my Biology teacher at West too, and most importantly Sue’s Dad.

  5. Melba M. Still, R.N. on March 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing he was great teacher and liked by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Lisa Pulliam Tyler on March 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Julie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  7. Bob & Maggie Sieber on March 2, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    When we lived in Eureka he taught my brothers and me in High School. We all really enjoyed his class. Sorry for your families loss. He was a great teacher…

    The Yarmers (Eddie, Freddie & Maggie)

  8. Reita Dorei Powell on March 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Our prayers for your comfort and peace are with you.

  9. Reita Dorei Powell on March 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Our prayers for your comfort and peace are with you. Reita and Don Powell

  10. Lynn Strauss on March 3, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Dear Joyce, Chris, Cindy, Sue, and Julie,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and father. Stan touched so many lives, and was a huge factor in my love of science (both at Camp Birchwood and at West). His love for all of you was inspirational, and it was a joy to experience Stan’s tender side and his sense of humor through my friendship with Sue. My heart and prayers are with all of you.
    Love, Lynn

  11. Ola Faucher on March 3, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Julie, Joyce and family, my sincere condolences for your loss. No words can truly touch the depth of your grief. However, the love of your friends and family can let you know that we care as you cope with his absence and find solace in loving memories. Time and the hope of being together again may also give you comfort. Julie, you know we love you here in KU HR and send you the warmest regards and hugs. Take care of yourself as you help your family. Much love!! Ola

  12. Laurie (Forbes) Sawyer on March 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Dear Joyce, Chris, Sue, Julie & families,

    Praying for you and your families in these days and weeks following the passing of your husband & father, Stan. I recently connected with Julie through work which brought back such good memories of our Camp Birchwood days with your family! So glad that our families were able to enjoy those times together!

    God bless you all!

  13. Janette AnguishJu on March 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Julie. So very sorry for your loss. Miss seeing you. Take care.

  14. Linda Mullenix Harden on March 5, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Aunt Joyce Chris, Cindy, Sue, and Julie

    I was really sad to hear about Uncle Stanley passing. I am praying for you. I am so sorry I will be unable to attend the funeral, please know how much we all love your family. Linda

  15. Carolyn McCain on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Dear Sue and family, we send our heartfelt condolences to you, your mom, and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  16. Marcia Ackerman on November 24, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I enjoyed working with Stan through our work with KNEA. He will be missed.

  17. Mark Phillips on February 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I loved the biology class I took from Mr. Mullenix at West Junior High School (so many years ago now). He was the best teacher ever I had, all the way through getting a PhD in Physics at Caltech. May he rest in peace.

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