Rosella M. Mitchell
Rosella M. Mitchell
  • September 1, 1928 - August 25, 2017
  • Bloomington, Illinois

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Rosella M. Mitchell, 88, of Bloomington, passed away at 1:00 p.m. Friday (August 25, 2017) at LeRoy Manor in LeRoy.
She was born September 1, 1928, in Farmer City, the daughter of Oakley and Hanie Cox Franklin. She married Ross I. Mitchell on November 26, 1947. They were married for 57 years. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2003.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Ida Agnes Franklin, Imogene Franklin Garrett and Lonnie E. Franklin.
Survivors include daughter Connie (Jerry) Kerber, Normal and three sons, Larry (Priscilla) Mitchell, Sarasota, Florida; Bill Mitchell, Phoenix, Arizona and Dave (Cindy) Mitchell, Bloomington. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She loved her family deeply.
Rosie was co-owner and partner with Ross at Mitchell's Meats located in Bloomington.. She enjoyed the business aspect of running Mitchell's Meats but especially the friendships developed with customers. She looked forward to the arrival of the 'candy kids' after school. The children left with a bag full of penny candy, a smile and a few encouraging words. Her grandchildren liked visits to the Meat Market, which was a special joy for her.
Arrangements are with East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Per her wishes, services and burial will be private for immediate family only.
Memorial may be given in her name to: LeRoy Manor, 509 South Buck Road, LeRoy, Illinois 61752. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at LeRoy Manor, Garden Court. A special thanks to our LeRoy Manor Angels: Dawn, Lacey, Kathy, Cassie, Sarah, Melissa, and Linda.
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