Name:    Agnes Marie (Drone) Mitchell

From:  The Carmi Times, Carmi, Illinois
Date:  Saturday, March 14, 2009   

Agnes M. Mitchell, 74, Carmi, passed away at her home at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009.

She was born June 13, 1934 in Ridgway, the daughter of Harry Aloysius and Magdalena Elizabeth (Koester) Drone. She was married on Sept. 1, 1954 to John F. Mitchell, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2003. She was a member of First Christian Church of Carmi.

Agnes is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Richard Stocke of Kansas City, Kan.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Joe and Jema Mitchell of Carmi, Phillip A. and Paula Mitchell of McLeansboro, Tim Mitchell of McLeansboro, and Ron and Latonya Mitchell of Norris City; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauletta and Phillip Morse of Harrisburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Ginny Drone of Ridgway, and John and Cindy Drone of Racine, Wis.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Drone of Houston, Texas, Lou Aton of Florida and Dora Howerton of Ridgway; nine grandchildren Amanda, Jade, Andrew, Caleb, Jared and Hannah Mitchell, and Sarah, Jonathan and Nathanael Stocke; and two great-grandchildren, Klayton and Emma Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald "Jake," Ben and James Drone.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Receiving in God Ministries Church, 215 Industrial Ave. in Carmi, with Nathan Chitwood officiating. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the RIG Church and from noon until the service time Sunday at the same location.

Memorial gifts may be given in Agnes Mitchell’s name to the Beacon of Hope Ministries, Jail Ministry or Eagles Nest, and may be given at the Campbell Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.