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Doris Mae Mitchell

June 9, 1938 - September 23, 2023


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    Michele Drake Dauby Borton says

    With deepest sympathy at this time to Shari and Art. We had the State Farm Insurance connection and Art was my basketball coach in Jr hs. I have known the Mitchell family many years and my heart goes out to the family. Prayers

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    Susan Kern says


    I read the obituary this morning in the Bloomington Pantagraph. We are sorry to hear that Doris died. We have known her and your dad since 1970. We lived across Maintou Drive from your family from 1970-74. Your mother was our older son, Jason’s, first babysitter. He would cry and cry when I dropped him off and I felt so guilty. Your mom told me he stopped the minute the door closed so one morning we conducted an experiment. I waited outside the door and sure enough, the minute the door closed he was off down the stairs with you to play. We both laughed about that.
    I was going to school at Purdue and Steve was working at State Farm with your dad. They used to ride to work together with two other men…one was named Ed I think.
    Do you remember in the summer you used to come to our house to “swim” with Jason in our backyard wading pool and have snacks? It has been a long time but we have fond memories of your mom and dad. Please convey our sympathies to your father. Susan and Steve Kern, Bloomington, Illinois

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    Lynn and Jean Sheets says

    Shari and Art,
    Sending our condolences on the passing of Doris.
    I know this is a difficult time for you and am so sorry we are not able to be there with you. We wanted to be there but due to illness after we returned from our vacation we felt it was better to be safe and not pass it on to anyone. I have good memories of spending time with Doris with our “women’s group” over the years. She alway added life to the gathering. In particular we enjoyed the summer get togethers at the lake where the men joined us. This was always a fun time and gave us all time to get better acquainted.
    Doris will be missed and we know you are going through a difficult time now. We pray that your many good memories of time with Doris will stay with you and bring you comfort and peace.

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    Christine Gregory says


    Art and Shari,
    We are so very sorry on the passing of Doris. remembering the fun times we had at Grandma & Grandpa Wilson’s . In later years, Doris has been the one keeping us updated on things happening with the cousins. Before COVID, once a month cousins would meet at Jason’s Deli in Bloomington for lunch and talk..A few months back she had started the cousins getting together again at Linda’s in Towanda. Those times of our being together will be greatly missed. Doris, you will be missed. To all of your family, our love and prayers.
    The Family of Aunt Marjorie
    Wayne & Mary Stone
    Alane & Mike Fisher
    Michael & Laurie Stone
    Chris Stone Gregory

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Doris Mae Mitchell, 85, of Lafayette, IN, passed away on September 23, 2023 at her residence. She was born on June 9, 1938 in Arrowsmith, IL, to the late Hubert Jones and Lorraine (Wilson) Jones, and was the oldest of 7 children.

She graduated High School at Lexington Community High School in Lexington, IL and soon obtained a job at State Farm Insurance where she worked for 32 years. It was there that she met the love of her life, Arthur “Art” Mitchell whom she married on May 31, 1959 and they shared 64 wonderful years together. Her passions were flower gardening. Relaxing on her back deck watching the hummingbirds, and various other birds, that came into her yard. Pampering her beloved dog, Abby. Attending breakfast/lunch with family, friends, neighbors & high school classmates on a regular basis. She also loved to cheer on the Chicago Cubs as well as Purdue and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and dear friend.

Doris is survived by her husband, Arthur “Art” Mitchell of Lafayette, IN, daughter Sharon “Shari” Mitchell of Suwanee, GA, brother Ron (Barb) Jones of Channahon, IL, brother Bob (Fran) Jones of Mt. Zion, IL, sister Karen Wire of Berrien Springs, MI, brother Sam (Sharla) Jones of Grapevine, TX, 2 grandchildren; Megan (Kyle) Zabst and Parker Mitchell as well as 2 great grandchildren; Sloane Zabst and Emma Zabst. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Steven “Steve” Mitchell who passed on August 26, 2018, sister Carol Revelle and brother George Jones.

A visitation for Doris is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) at Tippecanoe Funeral and Cremation Services Funeral Chapel, 3631 Morehouse, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906. Funeral services will be held immediately following her visitation, beginning at 1:00 PM at the funeral chapel, with her place of rest on the grounds of Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com. Tippecanoe Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to be assisting the family with Doris’s arrangements.