Iva Bell Mitchell, 100, long time resident of Packwood, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at her home in Moberly, MO.
Iva Bell Hill Mitchell was born on April 27, 1920, near Kinross, Iowa. She was born to Harry Henry Hill and Glennie Bales Hill. The Hill family moved to Ollie, Iowa in 1923. She attended a one room school house. She graduated from Ollie High School in 1937. She worked in Davenport, Iowa for a short time after graduation.
In 1944 she married Willis Lee Mitchell of Packwood, Iowa. They made their home in the Packwood area. There were 3 children from this union; R. Wayne (Gwenith) Mitchell, Packwood, Gordon H. (Ruth Ann) Mitchell, Peoria, AZ and Wynona I. (Jerry) Adams, Salisbury, MO. She had 8 grandchildren: Amanda (Tommy) Clark, Gregory (Nicki) Mitchell, Ryan (Heather) Mitchell, Grant (Katie) Mitchell, Renae (Patrick) Sikora, Jared (Courtney) Ramsey, Curtis (Julie) Ramsey, Jessica Ramsey and 17 great grandchildren.
She lived most of her life in the Packwood area. She was a member of Prairie View Methodist Church and a member of UMW since 1945. She was member of TTT since 1945.
She volunteered her time helping at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City, Jefferson County Hospital Auxiliary, and the Cupboard in Fairfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willis, a son Wayne, and 3 brothers, Warren, Dean and Ray.
Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2021 at Prairie View Methodist Church, Ollie, IA.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Prairie View Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Lamb officiating. Burial will follow the service at Packwood Cemetery, Packwood, Iowa.
Memorials may be made to the Prairie View Methodist Church and mailed to 27131 IA-78, Ollie, IA 52576.
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