Mrs. Claribel Mueller, 66, the widow of Lucien W. Mueller, chairman of the board, Mueller Co., from 1947 until his death in 1953, died at 9:50 a.m. today in her home. She had been ill several years.
Mrs. Mueller, who lived at the family home, 50 DuClaire Drive, was born Oct. 24, 1895, in Saginaw, Mich., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roarick [sic].
She married Mr. Mueller Feb. 5, 1919, in Detroit, Mich. He died Oct. 6, 1953, at the age of 58. He had been associated with the Mueller Co., founded by his grandfather, Hieronymous Mueller, all of his business career. He was elected to the board in 1922.
Mrs. Mueller was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Decatur Club and the Country Club of Decatur.
She had been a member of the board of the Decatur and Macon County Hospital and a member of the boards of the Day Nursery and the Boys Opportunity Home of Decatur.
Mrs. Mueller loved to share her beautiful home with her friends, and was acclaimed a charming hostess. She and Mr. Mueller were both socially minded and entertained in their home or at Mueller lodge.
She is survived by two cousins in California.
The Mueller’s only son, William, died in 1931.
The body is in the Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, were arrangements are incomplete.
Burial is to be in Fairlawn Cemetery.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Decatur and Macon County Hospital in lieu of flowers.
Source: Decatur Daily Review, March 19, 1962.