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Marilyn Mitchell

May 17, 1942 — March 31, 2017

Marilyn Maxine Mitchell, the daughter of Melvin Lee and Mary Leona (Kurtz) Carson, was born May 17, 1942, in Oregon, Missouri. Marilyn entered eternal rest on March 31, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 74 years, ten month, fourteen days.
Marilyn attended school in Missouri until her family moved to Iowa her junior year. She graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1960. Following high school, Marilyn attended college in St. Joseph, MO.
Marilyn was united in marriage to Gary Alvin Mitchell on January 29, 1961, at the Maple Grove United Methodist Church in Guss, Iowa. They would enjoy nearly fifty-five years together. Four children were born to bless this union: Galyn, Gidget, Matt, and Mindy.
Marilyn was a homemaker and farmwife who helped with the work on the farm. The family moved to Georgia in 1986. She shared her love for kids with others by working at a daycare. They returned to Iowa in 1988. When she returned she shared her love with the elderly as a home health aide. She also worked at Pamida in Corning for ten years prior to its closing. Marilyn was a member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church. Marilyn enjoyed gardening, raising fruits, vegetables and trees, and watching wildlife, especially birds, deer and squirrels. She also enjoyed camping with her family. Marilyn’s family meant everything to her and time spent with them was her priority. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Marilyn’s memory are her children: Galyn (Shari) Mitchell, Nodaway, IA; Gidget (Frank) Dennis, Corning, IA; Matt (Lori) Mitchell, Nodaway, IA; Mindy Mitchell, Nodaway, IA, and significant other Derrick Sonnenfeld of Omaha, NE; ten grandchildren: Ashley Mitchell; Heath (Dawna) Mitchell; Maisy (Justin) Chew; Jesse (Megan) Dennis; Kayla Mitchell; Ryan Mitchell; Madison Mains; Devyn Mitchell; Raelyn Sonnenfeld; Eli Sonnenfeld; seven great-grandchildren: Guy Berryhill; Brody Chew; Livvy Chew; Jayden Dennis; Brystol Dennis; Norah Dennis; Hallea Mitchell; brother: Roger (Barb) Carson, Savannah, MO; brothers-in-law: Lloyd (Karen) Mitchell, Stuart, IA; Darol (Pam) Mitchell, Lenox, IA; Joseph (Sandy) Mitchell, Ottumwa, IA; sisters-in-law: Ronda (Terry) Plowman, Creston, IA; Monica (Gary) Briley, Creston, IA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Marilyn in death were her parents; grandson: Jeramie Mitchell in 1994; husband: Gary; brother: Ron Carson; father-in-law and mother-in-law.

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