Memorial service for family killed in plane crash

Published On: Feb 03 2014 06:16:31 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 10 2014 03:51:00 PM CST

Memorial services are scheduled Tuesday for a Kansas family who died in a Tennessee plane crash last week.

Glenn and Elaine Mull, their daughter Amy Harter, and granddaughter Samantha Harter, were killed when their plane crashed near a YMCA in a Nashville suburb Feb. 3.

"The outpouring of support from people in our community as well as in Tennessee has been incredible" said Doug Harter, who lost his wife, daughter and in-laws.  "Our family has drawn great strength from this and we wish we could personally acknowledge every single person."

The celebration of life services will be held at the Great Bend First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road, starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Amy and Samantha's services will be held at 2 p.m.

In recognition of the Mull Family's long time and enduring support of community development, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Golden Belt Foundation, in care of the Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.


Four people are dead after a plane went down outside Nashville, Tenn.

The crash happened in Bellevue before 5 p.m. Monday. According to CBS-affiliate NewsChannel 5 the plane crashed behind the local YMCA, about 10 miles away from the John C. Tune airport, where it was expected to land.

Eyewitness News learned from close family members and friends that Glenn and Elaine Mull, their daughter Amy Harter and her daughter Samantha were on board. "Sami" was a student at Larned High School.

The Mull family was very involved in the community. Elaine and Glenn Mull both volunteered their time to the Santa Fe Trail Center in Larned. Elaine even had a special collection of nature pieces that she could share with visitors.

"As a family, they are very active," director Anna Bassford-Woods said. "This is going to have a significant impact in three different communities, at least, Pawnee Rock, Larned and Great Bend.

Amy Harter worked at the family agriculture business while Samantha was very involved in her school. She participated in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including cheerleading, forensics and choir.

The Mull family was traveling to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville, when their Gulfstream 690C crashed during a landing attempt.

“My heart goes out to the entire Mull family during this difficult time,” Sen. Jerry Moran said a statement on Tuesday. “Glenn was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Both he and his wife Elaine were well-known for their generous spirit and commitment to improving Pawnee County. Glenn, Elaine, their daughter Amy and granddaughter Samantha will be greatly missed. I ask all Kansans to join me in keeping their family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead.”

Click here to see one Bellevue parent's tribute to the Mulls

Flight records from the Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off from Great Bend, at 2:45 p.m.

The aircraft is registered to MidKansas Agri Company out of Pawnee Rock, Kan.