Lillian I. Mitchell

March 15, 1919 - February 19, 2021

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Tuesday, February 23, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Lillian I. Mitchell, 101, of Kendallville died Friday, February 19, 2021, at the home of her daughter in Kendallville.

She was born March 15, 1919, in Delaware County near Albany, Indiana, to Harvey and Susie (Simms) Driscoll.

Mrs. Mitchell had worked at the Ball Corporation in Muncie and retired in 1983 from Werts Novelty in Muncie.

She moved to Kendallville in 1997, coming from Muncie.

She attended New Hope Christian Center in Waterloo.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Tom Murphy of Kendallville; a son, David Study of Round Lake Heights, Illinois; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Estel “Ray” Frushour and Harold “Mitch” Mitchell; a son, Joseph Study; a daughter, Phyllis Privett; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Study; two grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Percy Young officiating.

Private burial will be at Matthews Cemetery in Matthews, Indiana,

Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Per the Governor, face masks are required.

Lillian’s funeral service on Tuesday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

Preferred memorials may be directed to New Hope Christian Center, 900 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, Indiana, 46793.

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Sue Clear
February 24th, 2021 6:13pm

Lillian was beautiful inside and out. Such an inspiration to all of us who got to know her at New Hope.

February 23rd, 2021 7:25pm
New Bern, NC

So blessed to have had such a special lady as my grandma. She left me with so many wonderful memories and I will miss her dearly.

Sharon R Servis
February 23rd, 2021 7:04pm

What a dear, sweet friend and Super Senior. Loved bringing a balloon bouquet to her #100 party!

Ruth Richards
February 23rd, 2021 6:19pm
New Bern NCSincere

Sincere condolences 💐. I am her granddaughter’s mother-in-law, Melissa Richards. She told me how courageous and sweet Lillian was and how much she loved her❤️🙏🏻

Pastor Roger Dilley
February 23rd, 2021 12:54pm
Fort Wayne

My wife and I loved her dearly and of course what's not to love. When we were attending church together I told her often how much she reminded me of one of my Grandmothers and it was because of the joy of the Lord and the presence of the Holy Spirit that she carried with her and in her! What a blessing to know she's home!!

Pastor Ralph Diehl
February 23rd, 2021 1:35am
Waterloo, Indiana

Lillian was a saint who was overdue for going home. What an amazing life and testimony!

Patrick & Michelle Eggering
February 22nd, 2021 2:22pm

This lady was one in a million. We smile anytime her name is mentioned. Woman of God and friend to all...we loved her much!

February 21st, 2021 3:18am

God gifted me with the presence of my amazing Grandma for 55 yrs. I will never know anyone more optimistic, caring, honest and loving of The Lord, as her. You will be missed beyond measure. Thanks for your unconditional love and all of the memories. Rest peacefully.

Rev. Zachary Rainey
February 21st, 2021 1:37am

Lillian was full of the Holy Spirit and shared God's love with everyone!