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Phyllis Ann Mitchell

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Bride Colonial Chapel
110 East Spring Street
Manly, IA 50456

Thursday, December 31, 2009
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Bethel United Methodist Church
503 East South Street
Manly, IA 50456

Thursday, December 31, 2009
11:00 AM
Bethel United Methodist Church
503 East South Street
Manly, IA 50456

Kensett - Phyllis Ann Mitchell, 80, Mason City, formerly of Kensett, died Sunday, December 27, 2009, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

A funeral service for Phyllis will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 31, 2009, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 503 East South Street, Manly, with Pastor Don Preston officiating. Burial will be in the Kensett Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 East Spring Street, Manly. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time on Thursday at the church.

The family of Phyllis Mitchell has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Foundation in her memory.

Phyllis Ann Mitchell was born on April 13, 1929 in Bloomfield, Nebraska, the daughter of John and Emma (Schmeckpepper) Barker. Phyllis attended schools in Bloomfield, Nebraska and Northwood Community Schools. Phyllis was united in marriage to Charles Mitchell on November 6, 1949 in Northwood, and to this union eight children were born, Barbara, Jerry, Russell, David, Donald, Emilie, Jon, and Ann. Charles preceded her in death on February 20, 1997. Phyllis was a stay at home mom where she loved and enjoyed taking care of her family. Phyllis also loved to baby sit in her home for many children in the Kensett area. Phyllis also worked for a short period as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the Manly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Phyllis enjoyed doing crafts.

Phyllis was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bolan, former member of the United Methodist Church in Kensett where she taught Sunday school for many years, and was a member of the Ladies Aide. Phyllis was also a member of the Kensett Women's Club, Den Mother for the Cub Scouts in Kensett, and a volunteer for the Kensett Currier newspaper.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Barb (Michael) Berge of Kensett, Jerry (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Knoxville, Russell (Linda) Mitchell of Guyton, Georgia, David (Tracey) Mitchell of Northwood, Donald (Brigett) Mitchell of Clear Lake, Emilie (Ward) Willand of Northwood, Jon (Loree) Mitchell of Mason City, and Ann Mitchell of Red Wing, Minnesota; 20 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Dierks of Osage, and Mae Ewald of Tucson, Arizona; as well as nieces and nephews; and other extended family members and friends.

Her parents, husband, Charles; three brothers, Douglas, Lyle, and Bob Barker; a sister, Vernice Olson; and a son-in-law, Gary Luther, preceded Phyllis in death.

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