Eileen Mitchell

1926 - 2019

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Eileen Mitchell, 93, of Lima and formerly of Ridgeway, died at 6:04pm on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. She was born June 24, 1926 on the family farm in Belmont County, Ohio to Bryan and Lois (Hanna) Burson who preceded her in death. On August 24, 1946 she married Lewis E. Mitchell; he died January 1, 2005. Mrs. Mitchell was a 1944 graduate of Barnesville High School, Barnesville, Ohio. She worked in Columbus, Ohio until 1947. She liked to travel and tour museums across America. She refinished furniture and enjoyed gardening. She especially liked her flowers and watching hummingbirds. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family, close friends, and the family pets. Survivors include a son, Charles L. Mitchell; granddaughters: Caitlin Christine Shepherd and Hannah Kyle Shepherd; and great-grandchildren: Aubry Willis, Nolan Willis, Chance Bishop, and Gracelyn Bishop. She was preceded in death by a son, Kyle David Mitchell; a daughter, Tara Susan Mitchell; and a sister, Verna Kaiser. A graveside memorial service will begin at 11:00am on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgeway Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled by SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Kenton, Ohio. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutcreates.com

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  • Graveside Service:

    Monday, January 13th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : charles
Date :Tuesday, January 7th 2020
From : Jill Candler Payer
You probably don"t remember me but my brother was Jim Candler and I went to School in Ridgeway with Sue till she went to Kenton. Molly Gallo used to babysit for my two youngest kids and your Dad would come down to visit with the kids quite often, my son John always called him "Mitchell Mitchell" instead of Mister, he always got a kick out of it. My late husband was John Michael Payer, he went by Mike and played trombone in the band. he always said he knew you and went to school with you. Your Mom and I used to talk quite frequently and kept me up to date on Sue when she was ill.
always loved Eileen, such a sweet lady. I am so sorry for your loss

To : Charles Mitchell
Date :Wednesday, January 1st 2020
From : Bruce and Joellen Mitchell
We are sorry to hear of Aunt Eileens passing. She was quite a lady. We remember her always working around the house. We hope she is now at peace. We unfortunately are unable to make it down for the service.

To : Charles
Date :Sunday, January 5th 2020
From : Jeannie Wiley Wolf
So sorry for your loss, Charles. I have vivid memories of both Lewis and Eileen and the many, many times our families would get together. I especially loved their visits. I remember Eileen taking me to the Belly Acre, too, and she got me the biggest chocolate ice cream cone I'd ever seen. I enjoyed every bite and didn't even mind the stomach ache after! She was a wonderful lady and a good friend to mom. She will be missed!

To : Charles
Date :Friday, January 3rd 2020
From : Sissy
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Mitchell taught me so much about flowers. I was over in Mr. and Mrs. Mitchells yard every day growing up. They always kept Popsicle for us in the freezer. Her snapdragon patch near the driveway was so beautiful. She would give me seeds to plant at our house every year. Mine never came up, but hers were beautiful every summer when she lived there. She gave me a purple rose of sharon sappling that is still growing in mom and dads yard. She bottle fed my baby kitten Pee Wee that I was raising while I was in the hospital. She brought me Polaroid pictures of her to the hospital because I was worried about her. We used to make trips to the Belly Acre for ice cream with Mr. Mitchell. They were like second Grandparents to us. She will be missed.