NORTH WEBSTER — Wilma May Mitchell, 81, of North Webster, passed away April 24, 2012, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Noble County to William and Mabel (Simpson) Wilfong.
On May 15, 1954, in South Whitley she married Dick Mitchell who preceded her in 2012.
She moved to North Webster from South Whitley in 1957 and has resided there since then.
She retired from the deli/bakery at Augsburgers in North Webster in 1996 after 25 years.
She volunteered at the North Webster Food Pantry since 1998.
She was a member of the North Webster United Methodist Church and was a past officer of Lady Lions, a charter member of the Ladies Fireman’s Auxiliary, Lamba Chi Omega Sorority, Snowmobile Club and Past Chief’s Club (Pythian Sisters).
She loved to bowl and was active in leagues for 50 years.
She is survived by her son, Bruce Mitchell of North Webster; one daughter, Sarah (Brian) Knisley of Syracuse; two grandchildren, Jessica Whitfield of Larwill and Joshua (Trish) Mitchell of Fort Wayne; two stepgrandchildren, Matt Knisley of Sturgis, Mich. and Cayla Knisley of Muncie; three great-grandchildren; Tristan Whitfield of Larwill, Haydenn (Jenna) Mitchell of Fort Wayne and one sister; Jewell Crume of South Whitley.
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard, in 1955, and her daughter, Laurel, in 1975.
She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Annabell (Ed) Snyder, Mary (Burrell) Mathias, Helen Love and Suzella Hinton and four brothers, Carl Wilfong, Eldon Manlove, Charles (Vivian) Wilfong and Bill (Bonnie) Wilfong.
Calling will be Thursday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral Home.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Smitley of the North Webster United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow at the North Webster Cemetery/Mock Addition.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Webster Food Pantry.