We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Atkins - Shively Funeral Home
Viola E. Mitchell, age 96, of Saint Paris, Ohio passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in Ayden Healthcare of Bellefontaine, OH. Born on May 4, 1925 in Tazwell County, IL, Viola was a daughter of the late Hugo and Letta (McGinnis) Pleines.
She married Thomas Mitchell on January 4, 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 4, 1961. Viola is survived by three children: Mike Mitchell of Dayton, Scott (Shannon) Mitchell, and Jim Mitchell both of St. Paris. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews also survive her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Viola was preceded in death by a son Steve Mitchell, daughter Sue Mitchell, one brother and seven sisters.
Viola was a former waitress at the Top Hat and White Swan. She helped in the Graham Jr. High School cafeteria and babysat. She was a member of the Urbana Chapter of OES.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio with Pastor Jeremy Spence of the First Baptist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service in the funeral home on Wednesday, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in memory of Viola be made to Food for the Soul, C/O First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 584, Saint Paris, Ohio 43072.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.