September 15, 1919 - July 29, 2016
Mary L. Mitchell 96 of Bluffton passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Christian Care Retirement Community. Mary was born on September 5, 1919 in Wells County to George & Elva (Kershner) Harris. On August 1, 1937 in Bluffton Mary and Joseph E. Mitchell were married. He preceded her in death on January 10, 1988. Mary retired from Franklin Electric in Bluffton in 1984, after working for 32 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was active in the Widow to Widow Program and United Methodist Women. She also sang in the Wells County Chorus, the Mennonite Choral Society, and was a member of the Professional Women’s Club and Lancaster Neighbors Club. Mary volunteered at the Wells Community and Bluffton Regional Medical Center and the Bargain Hut. Mary is survived by two daughters: Mary Ann Monce of McNatt (Montpelier), Becky (Rick) McCarty of Murrieta, CA, along with four grandchildren; Jackie (Rusty)Alford, Tammy (John) Brenner, Connie (Dale) Gretel and Ryan (Kristina) Mitchell and 11 great-grandchildren. Mary is preceded in death by her daughter Martha Jane Mitchell on December 14, 1958 and a son John R. Mitchell on July 14, 2016. She is also preceded in death by 8 siblings. Funeral services for Mary will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (August 3, 2016) at the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton. Pastor Steve Bard will officiate. Calling Hours will be will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.
Mary L. Mitchell 96 of Bluffton passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Christian Care Retirement Community. Mary was born on September 5, 1919 in Wells County to George & Elva (Kershner) Harris. On August 1, 1937 in Bluffton... View Obituary & Service Information
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