GALESBURG - Patsy Lou Mitchell, 83, Galesburg, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at her daughter Jill Mitchell's home in Long Beach, Mississippi, after a battle with cancer.
She was born in October 1936 in Galesburg, the daughter of John and Pauline McGahey. She was married to Herb Zeltner, then Charles Mitchell and Howard Anderson, all of Galesburg.
She is survived by her sister, Mary (Bill) Galloway; three daughters, Jackie (Donald) Jinright, Jodi (Robert) Harland and Jill Mitchell; and two sons, Patrick (Josephine) Zeltner and Jeffery Dutch Zeltner. She also is survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her brothers, Jay, John and Freddie; and six sisters, Birdie Lietsch, Clarcey White, Shirley Edwards, Isabelle Gibbs, Doris Ray and Bette Smith.
She lived most of her life in Galesburg working and raising her family. She loved her family and her friends. She also enjoyed dancing, travel, reading, treasure hunting, collecting and volunteering. She left behind a hell of a lot of stuff to her daughters and sons, who have no idea what to do with it. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A graveside service will be held at noon Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Memorial Garden (Linwood) Cemetery in Galesburg. Memorials can be made to the Galesburg Rescue Mission or the Orpheum Theatre.
Published in The Register-Mail on Sep. 12, 2020.