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Shirley Mitchell

July 6, 1938 — October 6, 2017

Shirley Mitchell

Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania

Shirley Jean (Hixon) Mitchell, age 79, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Donahoe Manor Nursing Home, in Bedford, Pa.

Born July 6, 1938, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clifford M. and Jessie R. (Barney) Hixon, and the widow of Robert W. Mitchell, Sr., whom she married on July 3, 1955, and who died October 23, 2011.

She was a homemaker, but had been a long-time employee of AC&T in Hancock, Md., which was formally the BP Station.

She is survived by two sons, Robert W. Mitchell, Jr. and his companion, Marlene Eyles, and Gregory L. Mitchell and his wife, Connie, all of Warfordsburg; two daughters, Tina A. White and her husband, Jeffrey, of Clear Spring, Md., and Trica M. Miller and her husband, Ross, Jr., of Clearville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Crystal Covalt, Mandy, Jacob and Billy Mitchell, and Bruce Miller; ten great-grandchildren, Cierra Kirk, Kylie and Jessie Covalt, Trevor and Faith Gearhart, Wyatt, Waylon, and Whitley Mitchell, and Aden and Alaina Miller; one great-great-grandson, Bryce Kirk; a sister, Judy Slaughter; and two brothers, Larry and Darl Lee Hixon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the Buck Valley Christian Church, 2281 Harmonia Road, in Warfordsburg, with Rev. William C. Swope officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services.

Memorial donations, in her name, may be made to Hixon Bible Camp, Inc., c/o Christy Mitchell, 3472 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg, Pa. 17267

Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock, Md.

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