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Iola Belle (Easterday) Mitchell


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Iola Belle (Easterday) Mitchell Obituary
Iola Belle Mitchell, 98, of Hillsdale, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Drews Village Green in Hillsdale. She was born May 30, 1918 in Hillsdale to Luther and Alice (German) Easterday. Iola married Samuel Hoffman on May 25, 1939 and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1940. She later married Joseph Mitchell on November 11, 1972 and he preceded her in death on January 24, 1992.

Iola graduated from Riggs Beauty College in Hillsdale and she was the owner of Iola's Beauty Salon in Hillsdale for 50 years. Iola enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards, especially bridge, euchre and cribbage. She also enjoyed wintering in Zephyr Hills, Florida and she dearly loved the time she spent with her family, grandchildren and small babies.

Iola is survived by two children, Donald (Roxana) Hoffman of Hillsdale and Kay (Tammie) Weber of Jackson; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and two siblings, Phyllis Wagner and Robert Hopkins both of Hillsdale.

In addition to her husbands, Samuel and Joseph, Iola was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Blake Hopkins; two sisters, Barbara Morrison and Beverly Spieth and a brother, Alfred Easterday.

Memorial services for Iola Mitchell will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Rev. Pat Brook officiating. Private family interment will take place at East Hill Cemetery in Osseo. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Jan. 28, 2017
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