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Credit Union Lobbyist Mulvaney Dies

Jim Mulvaney, former contract lobbyist for the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA), died Tuesday, April 3 at his home in Florissant. He was 78 and had been battling congestive heart failure, according to a statement from his family.

"Jim Mulvaney could always light up a room with his huge ear-to-ear grin," says Peggy Nalls, MCUA chief advocacy officer. "We worked together on the 1998 state credit union legislation. This was before cell phones were common, but everyone at the capitol had a beeper. Jim refused to get a beeper and instead wore his garage door opener on his belt. That trick was good for a whole session of laughs. He will be missed.”

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Buchholz Spanish Lake Mortuary, 1645 Redman Avenue, Spanish Lake. A mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, 1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson.

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