Eva Mitchell, 88

Eva D. Mitchell, 88, of Wabash, passed away at 7:28 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Autumn Ridge in Wabash. 

She was born on Dec. 23, 1929, to the late Jimmy and Rosie (Alexander) Helton in Lebanon, Va.

Eva married Carl J. Mitchell on Jan. 27, 1951.  Carl passed away on April 30, 2016.  Eva worked as a homemaker taking care of her family.

Eva is survived by son, Alfred L. “Al” (Debra) Mitchell of Wabash; daughters, Mrs. George “Kevin” (Helen) Jolly of Wabash, Jane A. Poole of Denver, Colo., and Diana F. Fahl of Warsaw; brother, Dean (Sandy) Helton, Peoria, Ill.; sisters, Edna Ferguson, Lebanon, Va., Betty Combow, Kingsport, Tenn., Jean Bain, Marion; 16 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granchildren.

She is proceeded in death by two daughters, Frieda Carol Barkema, and Magarette Evelyn Vancamp; three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN 46992, with Pastors Josh Fennell and JP Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion.  Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2018 Oct 09