Anna Maria Mitchell


CHRISMAN – Anna Maria Mitchell, 93, of Chrisman, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Paris Community Hospital.

A graveside funeral is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Hoult Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 until 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Krabel Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mitchell was born May 19, 1925, at Munich, Germany, the daughter of the late Johann and Theresia Baumer Bogner. She met her husband, Chandler Mitchell in June 1946 at the U.S. Army Ordinance Depot in Munich, where she worked as a clerk and typist, and he was a T-5 at the Military Police Detachment.

She came to the U.S. on Jan. 7, 1949, and spent five days on Ellis Island. She arrived in Chrisman Jan. 13, and she married Chandler Mitchell Jan. 26 at Danville. Together, they had three children, seven granddaughters and 15 great-grandchildren, and they enjoyed many wonderful years together.

She is survived by three children, David Mitchell of Chrisman, Rebecca (Jerry) Cusick of Paris and Tom (Gina) Mitchell of Chrisman; one sister, Eleanor Janson of Karlsfeld, Germany; seven grandchildren, Carri (Dan) Hoffman of Paris, Suzi Cusick of Paris, Connie Cusick of Terre Haute, Ind., Candi Cusick of Terre Haute, Heather (Darrin) Johnson of Paris, Emily (Chris) Sontag of California and Dee Dee (Todd) Georges of Catlin; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor (Jim) Taylor of Indianapolis, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Walter in Germany; her husband Chandler; and two brothers-in-law, Jim and John Mitchell.

Mrs. Mitchell worked at Cummins Drugstore in Chrisman and at Zenith in Paris for 21 years and was a member of The German Oberlanders Club in Terre Haute since 1983. She loved music, dancing, crafts, puzzles, traveling, gardening and flowers. Most of all, she loved her family and friends.

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