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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Margaret Mitchell, 70, of New Florence dies

  • Obituary published September 17, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
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  • Margaret Mae Mitchell, 70, of New Florence, MO, died on Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.
    Margaret Mae Mitchell was born June 10, 1942, in Mexico, Missouri to Robert Willard Jones and Virginia Margaret Rodgers Jones. She graduated from Montgomery County R-II High School in 1960. Margaret married Tommy Lewis Mitchell on June 17, 1960 in New Florence, MO. They were married over 34 wonderful years until he preceded her in death on October 9, 1994. For many years Margaret assisted her husband, Tommy, with the duties involved with Montgomery County Emergency Manage-ment. She also enjoyed reading, researching genealogy, painting and belonging to several organizations. Margaret was involved with the Montgomery Chapter DAR, the Eastern Star, the New Florence Fire Department, the New Florence Cemetery Perpetual Care Board, and assisted at the Montgomery County Senior Center. Margaret made her home on Mitchell Road in New Florence, MO, for 50 years before moving to New Florence Nursing and Care Center in April of 2012.
    Mrs. Mitchell is survived by three children: Robert Lewis Mitchell of Enumclaw, Washington; Jenidean Ann Readey and husband, Michael, of Auxvasse, Missouri; and Paul Dean Mitchell and wife, Kimberly, of Dan-vers, Illinois. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Valerie Readey Neudecker and husband, Daniel of Fulton, MO; Brittany Readey Brewer and husband, Andrew, of St. Vincent in the Grenadines; and Samantha Mitchell and Jake Mitchell, both of Danvers, Illinois; great-grandson, David Neudecker of Fulton, MO; sister, Barbara Ann Wilcoxon of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; sister-in-law, Vivian Lucille Howell of rural Montgomery City, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
    Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Willard Jones and Virginia Margaret Rodgers Jones and her husband, Tommy Lewis Mitchell.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 17, 2012, at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, MO. The Reverend Kenneth Cleeton will officiate and interment will be in the New Florence Cemetery in New Florence, MO. Visitation was held on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montogmery City, MO. Casketbearers include J. D. Mitchell, Eric Wilcoxon, Danny Neu-decker, Tom Cobb, Michael Readey, and David Strube.
    Memorial contributions are suggested to the Montgomery County Senior Center; The New Florence Cemetery; or to the New Florence Fire Department, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.
    Condolences may be made to www.schlankerfuneralhome.com
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