Lawrence R. “Moon” Mullen, 93, of Chillicothe, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 in National Church Residences.

He was born Oct. 9, 1925 in New Boston, Ohio to the late Leo and Mollie Phillips Mullen.  On Jan. 24, 1947, he married the former Mary A. McKinniss who preceded him in death July 9, 2013. 

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Ginger Mullen, of Frankfort; a granddaughter, Lisa Bethel, of Chillicothe and a great-grandson, Gavin Bethel; a sister, Barbara Stephenson and a brother-in-law, Roy Gilliland, both of Wellston, OH.  He was predeceased by a sister, Karleen Gilliland.

Lawrence was a sales representative and retired from Mutual Manufacturing Supply Co.; and he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.   He was a member of St. Peter Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in St. Peter Church with Father Sean Dooley, Celebrant.   Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ross County Humane Society, 2308 A Lick Run Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601. You may sign his online register at