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“To the Family of Vivian Mitchell: I was sorry to hear of Vivian's passing and sorry that learned of the memorial service too late to attend. Vivian...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Mina (Hicks) Wright - Maywood, IL

“My sincerest condolences on Vivian's passing to her entire family, friends, and all that had the pleasure of Viv. She was truly one of a kind and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Maron - ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL

“My sincere condolences to Sue's family. What a great time it was growing up when the entire neighbor were friends. Somehow we always ended up on the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Milne - Pensacola, FL

“Viv was such a fun caring presence in our lives. She and our Uncle Mark made things so fun and took us on so many adventures. I'll never forget all...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Vicki Hunt - Williamsburg, VA

“So many great memories of Viv riding in her Trans Am and cruising around town, and grabbing her mom at 2 am and cruising with us. She will be missed...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Kelly Johnson - Rock Falls, IL

“Our deepest condolences to Vivian's sister Sharon & families. Vivian was a wonderful friend of our son, Ty. She adopted Bentley & took such great...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ellie Carter - Fern Park, FL

“Love through the fear of loss. Love the things and people that wander into your life, love them while you have them, love them when you lose them,...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kaye McKinney - Titusville

“Sue you will be missed. I will never forget all the great times we had growing up Praying for strength and peace to the Mitchell family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Grace McCullough - Sterling, IL

“Dear Viv, I could not think of anything to write. I was deeply saddened about you leaving so early. Viv, you were an amazing, wonderful, and cheerful...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: LINH NGUYEN - Orlando, FL

“Dear Viv, I could not think of anything to write. I was deeply saddened about you leaving so early. Viv, you were an amazing, wonderful, and cheerful...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: LINH NGUYEN - Orlando, FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She was a good friend when we were growing up, and loved you all ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Connie TIEMANN White - Morrison, IL

“So sad to hear. Condolences to her family. She was always on my mind. Hugs and love. Mimi ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Maureen Martinez - Sterling, IL

Vivian S. Mitchell
Vivian S. Mitchell, age 62, of Apopka, Fla., died Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Advent Health-Apopka.
Vivian was born April 6, 1959 in Sterling the daughter of Virgil and Lola (Bartels) Mitchell. She worked at Florida Hospital of Altamonte as an X-Ray Technician for over 30 years retiring as X-Ray Supervisor.
She is survived by two brothers, Larry (Marlene) Mitchell of Rock Falls and Dennis (Barb) Mitchell of Wis.; two sisters, Sheila (Jeff Kindle) Bittner and Sharon Smithee both of Rock Falls; 13 nieces and nephews, Michelle (Terry) Adams, Nina Cater, Marissa Mitchell, Laura (Branden) Bell, Ross (Colleen Sovey) Mitchell, Shannon (Justin) VanZuiden, Brandon Bittner, Shane (Lauren) Smithee, Scott (Katie) Smithee and Ashley (Adam) Bright, David Mitchell, Jr., Charles Litzler and Henry Litzler; 15 great nieces and nephews, Nicholas Adams, Daniel Adams, Maggie Adams, Nathanial Cater, Allison Bell, Noah VanZuiden, Landon VanZuiden, Kyle Smithee, Cole Smithee, Jaxon Smithee, Mason Smithee, Matthew Smithee, Ryleigh Smithee, Haley Bright and Aubrey Bright; many special friends; and her two dogs, Ruby and Bentley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David Mitchell and Leonard Wayne Mitchell in infancy; and three nephews, Jeremy, Joshua and Robert.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 11:30 AM with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. The service will be live streamed to the McDonald Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
Out of honor and respect for our loved one passing from COVID, we request only vaccinated people attend the gathering and memorial service. Masks will be required upon entering the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Happy Tails.
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