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Betty J (Penrod) Mitchell

July 26, 1927 ~ July 24, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Auburn- Betty Jane Mitchell left her earthly family to join her heavenly one on Sunday, July 24, 2022. She was born on July 26, 1927 to William Penrod and Mary (Buckley) Penrod in Muncie, Indiana. She married Artemas John Levy on August 17,1945; he died on March 25th, 1991. He was the father of her four children: Kenna Levy, Auburn; Ruby Harwell, Davenport, Iowa; Artemas Roy “Buss” (Dawn) Levy, both deceased; and Mary (Joe) Whitmore, Auburn. She was the widow of Harry O. Mitchell, whom she married on December 22, 1984 in Lady Lake, Florida; he died on August 13, 1990. She had six grandchildren Brian Shealy (deceased); Krisshaun “Kris” (Mary Jo) Levy of Auburn; Lisa Perez of Davenport, Iowa; Angela (Steve) Parker of Auburn; Amanda (Chad) Parrish of Auburn; Jeremy (Kerri) Whitmore of Garrett. She also had 11 great grandchildren: Brittany Mosher; Carlos (Cassie Rogers) Perez of Davenport, Iowa: Tori (Kylan) LaMotte of Garrett; Elena (Jason Alderson) Perez of Davenport, Iowa; P.J. Perez (deceased); Jamin (Miranda Evers) Parrish of Fort Wayne; Isaiah (Tory Harris) Parrish; Caitlynn Parker; Tanner Moore-Levy; Dalton Parker; and Brandton Parker, all of Auburn. There are four great, great grandchildren: Kolsen LaMotte of Garrett; Charlotte Perez of Davenport, Iowa; Claire LaMotte of Garrett; Irie Parrish of Fort Wayne; and one great, great step-grandchild: Nirvana Walker of Fort Wayne. Family was everything to our Mother (Grammy). Even though she worked full time, she cared for three generations of children when we needed her. Besides that, she often worked two and three jobs to support her family. She cashiered at one of the A&P stores and Jamison Meats in Fort Wayne for many years. She then went on to achieve the supervisor position in the dental supply business in the tooth department where she became the “tooth fairy” for over 20 years. When she retired with husband, Harry Mitchell, she taught herself how to make silk floral arrangements, and they set up a stand at a flea market near their home in Florida. She also made multiple flower gardens in Florida as well as in Auburn when she moved back to Indiana after her husband died. She even made time to work at the St.Martin’s house in Garrett for a couple of years. All this garden work performed and the charitable time given she accomplished in her 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. She achieved all of this with only a high school diploma and a lot of grit. She taught all her children that you have to work hard to make your way in this world, to love and support each other, and to give of yourself always. We were so blessed to have her in our lives. A Memorial Service will be held at 8 PM Friday July 29, 2022 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service from 6 to 8 PM Friday at the funeral home. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.


Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
July 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Memorial Service
Friday
July 29, 2022

8:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

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