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Obituary for Martha Jane Mitchell
Martha Jane (Parks) Mitchell, age 84, of Chrisman, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living.
Martha was born December 23, 1929 in rural Chrisman, IL to John Kelly and Cecile Elizabeth (Rhyan) Parks. She married James Edward Mitchell on November 17, 1950. A lifelong resident of Chrisman, Martha was a member of the Chrisman United Methodist Church, the Oberlander Dance Club and the Moose Lodge. She previously delivered newspapers for the Paris Beacon. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, mowing yards, making dolls, cooking and line dancing.
She is survived by three sons: Robert Lee Mitchell of Chrisman, IL, Donald Joe Mitchell of Chrisman IL and Gary Ray Mitchell of Homer, IL; a daughter, Joanne Kay Rigdon of Cookeville, TN; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Richard Allen Mitchell, and her brother, Malcom Parks.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral home in Chrisman. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service, beginning at noon. Burial will follow in Hoult Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Chrisman United Methodist Church.