Shirley June Mitchell was born March 6, 1933 in Round Prairie, MO. and entered eternal rest July 29, 2022 at her daughters home surrounded by her family.
Shirley married Don Mitchell January 20, 1951. He preceded her in death on July 30, 2016. It was love at first sight for him as she got on the school bus. She left Missouri and moved to Texas in her Junior year of high school. Meanwhile, Don built a home for them in Spring City before going to Texas to get his Bride as they started their lives together. They were happily married for 65 years. They both set a wonderful example of a loving Christian marriage for all their family and the community.
She was also preceded in death by her parents Gladys and Earl Melton, son Clint Mitchell, son-in-law Steve Ball, and brothers Don, Bob, and Max Melton.
She is survived by her 2 daughters Donna Whitehead and Clinton and Susan Ball, 4 grandchildren Angela Nesvold and Rob, Stephanie Sinclair and Ray, Jared Whitehead and Sheila, Stacey Curtis and Mike, 17 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, one brother Roger Melton and Vicki, sisters-in-law Pat Melton and Shirley Melton, and a host of family and friends.
Shirley "Grammy" loved to go on trips searching for antiques and auctions with Don. She collected dolls and she also loved to quilt and sew. She was active in her church teaching Sunday school and helping with children's activities. She loved gardening and was a master gardener and jigsaw puzzle enthusiast. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Neosho First Baptist Church (12325 State Hwy 86, Neosho, MO 64850).
The family will be at the home of Donna and Clinton Whitehead (19204 Hwy 43, Seneca, MO 64865).
Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO will be held at 6:00pm, Monday, August 1, 2022 at the First Baptist Church Neosho, MO with Todd Decker and Marcus Rogers officiating. Visitation will follow the funeral services.
Graveside services will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:00 am.
with Jared Whitehead, Rob Nesvold, Mike Curtis, Ray Sinclair, Lane Hembree, Blaine Whitehead, Cole Whitehead, Grant Hoover, Tanner Nesvold, Jordan Ramos, Aaron King, and Logan Edwards serving as pallbearers.