Mildred Mitchell

October 20, 1925 - March 19, 2016
Plainwell, MI

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Visitations


Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
Plainwell Location
120 South Woodhams Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-5881
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
Plainwell Location
120 South Woodhams Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-5881
Driving Directions

Services


Wednesday, March 23, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
Plainwell Assembly of God
202 S. Sherwood St.
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-9569

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Wings of Hope Hospice
530 Linn Street, Suite A
Allegan, MI 49010
(269) 686-8659
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

GallaRe
110 W. Allegan St.
Otsego, MI 49078
(269) 692-3951
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Plainwell Flowers
117 S. Main
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-8055
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Mildred L. Mitchell 10-20-25 / 3-19-16

Mildred Lucille (Arkwright) Mitchell was born in Elkhart, Indiana on October 20, 1925, the eldest child of Leland and Rose (Huttenstine) Arkwright. Her family moved several times throughout her childhood until settling in Atlanta, Michigan, where she met her future husband and was graduated as salutatorian of her high school class.

In 1946, she married Dick, and by 1950 they had moved their young family to Plainwell, and became early members of Plainwell Assembly of God Church--their second family, and their church home for the remainder of their lives. Millie taught Sunday School at the Plainwell Assembly of God Church for over 60 years, she was a member of the Missions Board, she had visited and ministered at nursing homes with Dick for many years, and most recently she held weekly bible study at the William Crispe Community Home, where she lived during the final months of her life.

In addition to raising her family of six children, Millie held many jobs during her long life; she worked as a file clerk at Chrysler during wartime, in a factory making parts for tanks, in a grocery store, a laundry, in housekeeping, at Kate's Quiltery in Plainwell, and eventually retired from Parker-Hannifin Brass Division in 1990.

Millie was a strong woman, and was very kind. Anyone who needed help knew they could ask Millie and she would do anything she could to help. She enjoyed quilting, walking, gardening, watching the birds--especially bluebirds, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She was an excellent cook--her family especially treasured her homemade bread. She and Dick realized a life-long dream when they built their own home on Miller Rd.

Millie's family was always very important to her. She loved watching each one blossom and mature, and seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was a great joy to her. Millie's desire was that the circle of her family would not be broken, and that all would meet up with the loved ones gone before and be together again.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delmer (Dick), her siblings Lawrence, Bud, and Pauline, her daughters Laurie Holloway, Rebecca, and Janice Wright, her son Dan, her son-in law Robert Wright, and her grandchildren Ty and Erica. She is survived by her siblings Mabel Bashford and Helen Berry, her sons David (Karla) of Plainwell, and Tim (Jennifer) of Otsego, 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Millie had many close friends, but two very special friends were Linda TerMeer and Linda Mollitor. She was very grateful for the kind assistance of her neighbors, especially John B., Eddie, John N. and Raymon. She was close to a special niece, LouAnn, who had helped care for her, and to her granddaughter who lived with her for several years, Jeannette Bayyapuneedi.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lifestory Funeral Home in Plainwell; 120 S. Woodhams St. (269 685-5881). Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 23rd at the Assembly of God Church, 202 S. Sherwood, Plainwell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan, who helped to care for Millie during her final weeks of life.