Dorothy Ellen Mitchell, age 93, of Decatur, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at McKinley Court Care Centre in Decatur. She spent the last year as a resident of Evergreen Place in Decatur, where she made many wonderful friends.
Dottie was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Waltonville, the daughter of William L. and Bertha A. (Crum) Mannen. She became a member of Grace Methodist Church as a young girl. She attended McKinely College in Jacksonville. She married Ted W. Mitchell, Sr. April 7, 1941. He preceded her in death June 17, 1982. Dottie travelled the country with her husband for many years working in their advertising agency. She then worked for the Department of Employment Security of Illinois for 17 years retiring at age 72. Dottie was a former member of the Junior Women’s Club and Young Homemakers of Mt. Vernon. She was a member of Women of the Moose in Mt. Vernon. She and Ted had many friends all over the country and she still kept in touch with many of them.
Dottie is survived by her only child, Ted W. Mitchell, Jr. and his wife Darby of Mt. Zion.; grandchildren, Christine Endsley and husband Ryan of Shiloh, Christopher Mitchell of High Ridge, Mo., Kendra Ward and husband Tim of Champaign, Kira Kash and husband Matt of Belle Rive and Cole Mitchell of Decatur; and five great-grandchildren.
Dottie was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Everett Mannen, John Mannen and William Mannen; sisters, Edith Roberts and Gladys Purcell; and special cousin, Jeanne Anne Spurlock.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Evergreen Place and McKinley Court and Dr. D. Patel for their loving and compassionate care during the last year.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.