DEXTER -- Martha Elizabeth Mitchell, 68, died Jan. 7, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Born July 20, 1938, in Mount Morris, Mich., the daughter of Sophia Masterson Deason of Dexter and the late Frank Deason, in 1960 she moved from Bloomfield to Dexter where she worked for many years as a cook at Dexter Public Schools and was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church.
On Feb. 15, 1957, at Dexter, she married C.W. "Pete" Mitchell who preceded her in death on June 13, 1992.
In addition to her mother, survivors include: one son, Michael Mitchell of Dexter; one daughter, Sharon Darby of Dexter; four grandchildren, Shaun Phillips and Christopher Phillips of Bloomfield and Tiffany Mitchell and Brandon Mitchell of Essex; and one great-grandson, Trenton Mitchell of Essex.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dean Williams of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in Sadler's Chapel Cemetery at Dexter.