Willa Dean Mitchell
SHELBY: Willa Dean Mitchell, age 83, resident of Shelby died Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the home of her step-son in Ashland.
Born April 6, 1930 in Floyd County, Kentucky to Travis and Jane Slone she had been a resident of Kentucky moving to Shelby in 1951. Willa had worked at AMF and retired from Midwest Industries in Willard.
Willa was a member of the Lifepoint Community Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband and traveling back to Kentucky to visit family.
Survivors include her step-son, James (Tammy) Mitchell of Ashland; six step-grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren; one brother, Carl (Barb) Slone of Shelby, her sister-in-law, Helen (Ivan) King of Plymouth, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Teddy R. Mitchell in 2011; four brothers, Harold, Elmer, Charles and Onis Slone and one sister, Ethel Tooker.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend Keith Harris will officiate with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00-1:00 PM.
On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com.
Published in the News Journal on Feb. 12, 2014