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Visitation Tuesday for Patricia Ann (Murray) Mitchell

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Patricia Ann (Murray) Mitchell, age 75 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

She was born on May 4, 1945, in Ann Arbor, MI, to John and Nancy (Hughitt) Murray.

Patricia is survived by her children, Jim (Laurie) Mitchell, Sean (Mary) Mitchell, Timothy (Dana) Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell, Ann (Raymond Horlacher) Mitchell and Kathleen (James) Kerr; brothers, John (Sue) Murray, Thomas (Pat Laughlin) Murray, Dennis Murray and James (Dianne) Murray; grandchildren, R.J., Emily, Ryan, Joshua, Peter and Lillian.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ralph James Mitchell, Jr.

Patricia was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Michigan City, Creighton University and Valparaiso University. She taught for almost 40 years at Westchester Middle and Chesterton Intermediate Schools. She was recent past President of the Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society (NWIGS) and volunteered at the Chesterton Museum. Patricia was an avid reader and loved traveling, researching her family lineage and spending time with her family.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Burial to take place at Chesterton Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be private.

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Posted 7/6/2020




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