Shirley Jean (Sanders) MITCHELL


News Death Notice

MITCHELL, Shirley Jean (Sanders) 80, went to be in the arms of Jesus on Thursday November 29, 2012. She was born September 22, 1932 to Oliver and Letha (Engle) Sanders in Springfield, Ohio. She attended Tremont City High School. She married George Mitchell after meeting him at the Hodges Skate Rink where he worked, and they were happily married for 63 years. Shirley retired from Fulmer's Supermarket. She was a wonderful mother to her eight children and a loving grandmother to 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her daughter; Maxine Stanley, son-in-law; David Hicks, sister; Barbara Drumond, brother; Roger Sanders, and great-granddaughter; Kilee Ann Leonard. She is survived by her husband; George Mitchell, children; Susan (John) Wagner, Patricia Hicks, George (Rebecca) Mitchell, Jr., Marilyn (Dale) Griffits, Joyce (Doug) Hoagland, Robert (Ladale) Mitchell, and Eugene Mitchell, sisters; Lila Russell, Carlinda Beck, and Sharon Bethel, and brother; Chuck Sanders. Visitation will be held from 5:00PM until 8:00PM Sunday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday in Christian Heritage Church on Victory Road with Pastor Tim Young officiating. Burial will follow at Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. The family would like to thank Community Mercy Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Shirley, with a special thank you to Nurse Katie.


Published in Springfield News-Sun on Nov. 30, 2012