Joan M. Mitchell

Joan M. Mitchell, 88, of Fort Wayne, and having family in Markle, IN, died Thursday Oct. 17, 2019.

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She lived in Forft Wayne until moving to Wells County in 1973. She graduated fromĀ  Central Catholic in 1949 1949 and attended Saint Francis College in 1983 and 1984. She was an executive secretary at Wayne Hardware Inc. for 12 years and the El Paso Natural Gas Co. in Texas for two years. She also worked a few years at the Old Fort and the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.

She was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Fort Wayne to Isidore M. Best and wilma Reuille.

Survivors include a son, Greg (Debbie) Mitchell, of Markle; two daughters, Teresa (Kenneth) Mabe, of Newnan, GA, and Susan (Michael) Maloney, of Ossian; a brother, Tom (Nancy) Best; nine grandchildren, Justin (Colleen) Maloney, Tony (Michelle) Dellinger, Stephen (Amber) Mitchell, Jimmy (Lindsay Hoops) Mitchell, Brittany Croy, Kylie (Matt) Worthman, Shanna Maloney, Robert (Rebecca) Mabe and Jon Mabe; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with rosary at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery.

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