Joseph Mitchell

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Joseph Eugene "Joe" Mitchell, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born March 25, 1940, in Harrisburg, Ill., son of the late Liston and Iva Corrine Hutcheson Mitchell.

He was a pipeliner 46 years. He was currently working for H.C. Price and Co. He was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church, Teamsters and Operators Union, and was an organ donor.

He first married Vicky Kieffer in 1968. He then married Dorothy Tanner in 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mitchell of Cape Girardeau; a stepson, Wayne Brown of Ivesdale, Ill.; five daughters, Tracy Mitchell of Oran, Mo., Lori Scheeter and husband John of Oran, Debbie Ayers and husband Mike of Jonesboro, Ill., Sharon Martin of Jonesboro, Meisha Hogue of Ft. Mitchell, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Brandi Voelker and husband, Daren of Jackson.

Also surviving are two brothers, Liston Mitchell Jr. and wife Cordell of Chaffee, Mo., Jamie Mitchell and wife Berniece of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Betty Yant of Sikeston, Mo., Janet Mitchell of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

The service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Dr. Derek Staples and the Rev. Steve Vester officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro City Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Old Bethel Baptist Church in Sikeston or Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.