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Morton Chapel Chamois
Monday May 20th, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Morton Chapel Chamois
Monday May 20th, 2019
1:00pm

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Shirley L. Mitchem

Shirley L. Mitchem, 66, of Chamois, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Linn.

Shirley was born on June 11, 1952, in Vienna, a daughter to the late Lawrence Hutchison and Lena (Backues) Bennett.

Shirley was a 1970 graduate of Maries County R-1 School District in Vienna.  She later earned a degree in office technology at Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City at the age of 40. 

On January 15, 1972, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Mitchem at Chamois Church of Christ.  He survives at their residence. 

Shirley was employed at Linn Pants Factory, Quaker Window and Central Electric.  She was baptized at Vienna Church of Christ and was a member of Chamois Church of Christ. 

Shirley loved to cook and bake desserts with pecan pies being the family favorite.  She enjoyed gardening and canning.  She was the glue that held her family together.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren and family. 

In addition to her spouse of 47 amazing years, Shirley is survived by: two daughters, Michele Weed and her husband Cliff of Chamois and Dana Buscher and her husband Mike of Chamois; one son, Shawn Mitchem of Chamois; seven grandchildren, Brooke and Paige Weed, Chloe, Braden and Gavin Mitchem and Shane and Bret Buscher all of Chamois, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her stepfather, Clarence Bennett; a brother, Bobby Hutchison; two brothers-in-law, John and Andy Mitchem and two nephews, Mark and Ryan Mitchem.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Morton Chapel in Chamois with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Sabra Paulsmeyer officiating.   

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Family of Shirley L. Mitchem.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel in Chamois, (763-5522)  www.mortonchapel.com

 


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A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Mitchem

Debby Muenks May 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Mitchem

Mandy Meyer and family. May 20 2019 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent by Amanda Childers, Michael Hutchison and Alice Howard on May 20, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 20 2019 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. We wanted to be at the funeral but things didnt work out. Please remember you are in are in our prayers . She was a great kind hearted lady . Take care please .
Bill and Peggy Kempker

Peggy kempker May 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Mitchem

Janet Koseck May 19 2019 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN BASKET was sent by Charlotte Bellsmith on May 19, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Mitchem

chad deeanna andd cody helming May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Bob & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful friend to my mom. I know she will be missed by so many.

Sharon Brown May 17 2019 12:00 AM

I never met this woman, but she raised an outstanding daughter, Michelle! Prayers for healing.

Nancy Lewis May 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Mitchem

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