Thomas and Ida Melcher Carson Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Estate of Rosamond Carson Hall; Estate of Lois Carson Mulrain

Established: 2014

Lois “Sue” Mulrain and Rosamond “Bunny” Hall were sisters.  Lois visited the JBU campus in the early 80’s with a friend, Caryl Lewis.    She was obviously impressed with the college.  Both she and her sister, Rosamond put JBU in their wills for 1/3 to establish scholarships in the name of their parents and their brother who had all preceded them in death.

The sisters began their education in a one room country school in Missouri and Lois went on to attend two business colleges in Kansas City.  After college, she went to New York to join Bunny and her other sister, Bernice (now deceased).  Lois joined the American Cyanamine Company in the RCA Building as a private secretary to the top executive right around the time they were inventing synthetic rubber.  She met and married Andrew Mulrain, Commissioner of Sanitation, of New York City.  Both Lois’ daughter and husband preceded her in death.  She moved back to Missouri in 1974.  Lois died April 4, 2013.

Rosamond “Bunny” worked for Dexdale Hosiery Mills in New York City and was involved with making the first nylon hosiery.  Bunny moved to Columbus, Ohio and met the love of her life, Ormsby “Jake” Hall.  They were married 48 years before his death.  Bunny moved to the family farm to take care of her mother.  She lived with her sister, Lois in Sarcoxie, Missouri at the end of her life.  Bunny died June 9, 2013, just months after her beloved sister.