Edith Mitchell


BYRON - Edith (Longcor) Mitchell, 100, of Byron, formerly of Mendota, died Nov. 28, 2020.

Celebration of Edith’s long and full life will be held in the future, due to COVID-19. Grace Funeral & Cremation Service, Rockford is assisting the family.

Edith was born Jan. 11, 1920 in Galesburg to Charles and Jessie (Hoots) Longcor. She married Warren Preston Mitchell on Jan. 18, 1941. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Allan (Linda) Mitchell; two grandchildren, Carrie (Lou) Luttrell and Christopher (Peg Kruger) Head; four great-grandchildren, Derek and Kirsten Luttrell and Brittani and Adam Head; one sister, Eva (Merle) Brown; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Alvin, Thomas, Charles, Sammantha, Michael and their families; and an extended circle of family.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Elizabeth Mitchell; and one nephew, Jeffrey.

Edith was employed as a nurses aid at Heritage Health in Mendota, where she worked until the age of 75. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Mendota. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, word searches and playing bingo.

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