Thelma Clemons Mitchell had several 'firsts' in life
Thelma Clemons Mitchell, 97, of Madison died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 4:31 p.m. at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
Funeral services were Sunday at the First Christian Church in Madison with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial was in Springdale Cemetery in Madison.
Mrs. Mitchell had worked as an ammunition tester at the former Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison. She was the oldest living member of the First Christian Church in Madison and was the first lady Deacon and first lady Elder of the church. Mrs. Mitchell was also a member of Bethany Circle of King's Daughters' and had served as vice president of the executive board of King's Daughters' Hospital. She was also a pink lady at the hospital and helped develop the gift shop there. Mrs. Mitchell enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles, reading, sewing, gardening, flowers, and nature.
Born April 28, 1916 in Vevay, Mrs. Mitchell was the daughter of Daniel and Stella Mae Hamilton Clemons. She married John D. Mitchell on October 22, 1933.
He preceded her in death on May 13, 1977.
Survivors include granddaughters, Lisa Seng (Kevin) Shadday of Hanover, Nancy (Tim) OíLeary of Louisville, Kentucky, and Heather Smith of Waynesburg, Kentucky; grandson, David Boley of Madison; five great-granddaughters; and a great-grandson.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Joann Mitchell Boley; sisters, Dorothy Leary and Mary Turner; and brother, Marshall Clemons.
Memorial contributions to the First Christian Church in Madison through the funeral home.