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Marie E. Mitchell

Marie E. Mitchell


Marie Elizabeth Mitchell, 96, of Sparta, IL; born on May 1, 1925 in Carlyle, IL; passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Marie loved making quilts at home.  She also enjoyed playing Bingo, going to casinos, and playing the slot machines.  Marie was devoted to God and her faith.  She was a proud member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta.  Marie and her husband, “Bud” enjoyed traveling on random weekends.  Bud would come home from work on a Friday and tell Marie to pack her bags up, and he would surprise her with a spontaneous adventure.

She was preceded in death by her husband – Alfred “Bud” Bernard Mitchell, Jr. to whom she married on September 3, 1946 in St. Louis, MO, and he preceded her on December 22, 2007; parents – Menard and Ida (Harpstrite) Luebbers; brothers – Menard (Marie) Luebbers, Jr., Theodore (Helen) Luebbers, Alfred (Pat) Luebbers, Vincent (Mae) Luebbers, Paul (Lillian) Luebbers, Arthur Luebbers, Irwin “Lou” (Trudy) Luebbers, Anthony (Geraldine) Luebbers, Adrian (Myrtle) Luebbers, and Earl Luebbers; sisters – Virginia (Emil) Bryk, Ganie (Vincent) Meyer, Dorothy (Harold) Diffenauer, and Loretta (Joe) Diffenauer.

Marie is survived by five children – Patricia (Richard) Schulte of Beckemeyer, IL, Dennis Mitchell of Sparta, IL, Stephen (Toni) Mitchell of Waterloo, IL, Keith (Candy) Mitchell of Sparta, IL, Phillip Mitchell of Coulterville, IL; twelve grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; one sister – Ida Mae (David) Guthrie of Centralia, IL; two sisters-in-law – Jane Luebbers and Marian Luebbers .

Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Friends and family may gather at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, IL on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.  Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, IL on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Monsignor Dennis Schaefer officiating.

Interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery & Memorial Park in Fairview Heights, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. John and Lorraine Meyer says:

    We loved Marie. She had a true devotion to God, and loved her church. She was a good, caring friend. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  2. Jane Bowlby says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I love Marie. What a great women. Condolences to all the family.

  3. Rosie Potts says:

    Will miss you Aunt Marie, you are gonna be amongst all your family who have gone before you , what a gathering that will be …tell my mom and dad miss and love them, rest in peace auntie…..

  4. Carol Malott says:

    Marie was a wonderful person.
    Always smiling. I knew her most of my life went to school with her children.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to her family!

  5. Paul wisely says:

    So sorry to see this my thoughts to all the Michells family she raise a great family and I work with her four sons at SPC years ago

  6. Keri, Kim & family…
    I didn’t realize, when reading about Susie’s bday yesterday, that your sweet gramma had passed that very same day! I’m sorry for your loss…l know you will miss her. Prayers for peace & comfort.💔

  7. Joyce Kloth says:

    My deepest condolences to Marie’s family. She was quite a special lady and will always be remembered!

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