Marilyn J. Mitchell
Born Dec. 25, 1941, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late John Elmer and Mary Madeline Hicks Fisher. Marilyn was raised in the Delphi area and graduated from Delphi High School in 1960.
She married Dwight “Muggs” Mitchell on Sept. 3, 1961, at the Delphi Presbyterian Church and he survives. For over 20 years, Marilyn and her husband were in the restaurant business, owning and operating the Bobber and Oink in Delphi, Mitchell’s Steak and Seafood in Pittsburg, and Mitchell’s at the Club at the Carroll County Country Club.
Marilyn had also worked as a secretary for Dr. Eldon Baker and Dr. T. Neal Petry in Delphi for several years, as a teller at the former Union Bank and Trust for four years, and at Fairfield Manufacturing in Lafayette.
She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority.
She adored her children and grandchildren and loved to attend their events. Marilyn was the most wonderful, caring and loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to everyone. She enjoyed playing Keno and traveling to Las Vegas.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Teresa Lynn Sullivan (companion: Randy Kesling) and Patricia Jane Dunbar (husband: Carey), both of Delphi; and two sisters, Carolyn Dillman of Yeoman and Winter Haven, Fla., and Sharon Sumpter of South Bend; four grandchildren, Bryan Dunbar (fiancée: Kendall Dawney) of Orlando, Fla., Stephanie L. Mills (husband: Josh) of Columbus, Ohio, Lindsey M. Sullivan of Peoria, Ill., and Cory M. Dunbar of Delphi; and two greatgrandchildren, Cason R. and Ava Lynn Mills.
Friends will be received from 12 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Delphi United Methodist Church, 1796 North U.S. Hwy 421, with Pastor Todd Ladd and Bonnie Shoaf officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens in Pittsburg. Afterwards a dinner for friends and family will be held at the Delphi United Methodist Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Serenity Hospice, 5 North 10th St., Lafayette, IN 47901, or Delphi United Methodist Church.
Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care.
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