Home | Subscriptions | Classifieds | Submit News | Contact | Links | Jennings County Living
North Vernon Plain Dealer Sun | North Vernon, IN
"It Shines for All!"North Vernon, IndianaLocally Owned and Operated Since 1862
North Vernon, Indiana, weather forecast
weather sponsored by


OBITUARIES February 6, 2016

1/20/2014 1:45:00 PM
Thelma Clemons Mitchell, 97

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.

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

Subscription Login

Sawyer Pickett


© 2012 North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun
PO Box 988, 528 East O&M Ave
North Vernon, IN 47265
Telephone 812.346.3973
All images on this site are property of the North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun and may not be reproduced without consent of the publisher.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved