Irene M. Mitchell, 84, of Churchville, died Sunday, November 22, 2009 at her home. She was born December 2, 1924 at Doe Hill a daughter of the late Allie McCray.
On February 6, 1940, she married Otis Wilmer “Bill” Mitchell, who preceded her in death on January 11, 1997. She was also predeceased by 2 granddaughters, Pamela Allan and Debbie Caudle; two brothers, Lester and Paul Botkin and a sister, Viola Karicofe.
Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Hiner Church of the Brethren. She was a homemaker and an avid knitter. She loved the outdoors, including gardening, flowers and was able to mow her yard until the past year.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Pauline and Jack Gordon of Toms Brook and Alice Franklin of Star Tannery; a son and a daughter-in-law, Sandy and Phyllis Mitchell of Stafford; a step-son, Robert Mitchell of Staunton; 9 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell. Burial will be in Head Waters Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Sandy, Jr. and Terry Mitchell, Jerry and Kenny Franklin, Christopher Costello and Jack Gordon. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.