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MITCHELL, Elizabeth A. "Beth" 65, of Jacksonville, IL, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Jacksonville. She was born September 22, 1950, in Boston, MA, the daughter of Norman and Dorothy Walsh Claxton. She married Thomas Alcott of Jacksonville and he survives. She is also survived by three children, Logan Mitchell (wife, Megan) of Chatham, NJ, Lindsay Mitchell of Jefferson City, MO, and Caitlin Mitchell of Dallas, TX; a granddaughter, Allison Mitchell; three siblings, David Claxton (wife, Karen) of Easthampton, MA, Philip Claxton of Northampton, MA, and Mary Fisher (husband, Timothy) of Nashua, NH; three nieces and nephews; and numerous life-long friends across the country. She was preceded in death by her parents. While primarily a mother and homemaker, Beth studied business in college and worked for over ten years at Heitbrink Asset Management. She was also a rabid supporter of all Boston professional sports teams. The family will meet friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, IL. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, IL. Private family committal services will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers are requested to the Mia Ware Foundation, PO Box 21, Jacksonville, IL 62651. Condolences may be sent online at

Published in The Boston Globe on July 20, 2016
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