Viola Mitchell, 98, of Philpot, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born March 12, 1921 in Wayne County, Illinois to the late Albert and Ethel Markham Lambrich. Viola was a homemaker in addition to being a bookkeeper for her husband’s business before his death. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and looked forward to going when she was able and loved spending time with her family. She loved the Lord, her church, and reading her Bible, which she had read through many times. Quilting was her favorite hobby and she made many for her family and friends. She enjoyed working crossword and jigsaw puzzles and playing cards with her children and grandchildren. She volunteered at the Elizabeth Munday Senior Center for several years. At 98, her favorite T.V. show was “Wheel of Fortune” and she was very good at solving the puzzle before the contestants.
Viola was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Mitchell in 1981, a daughter, Shirley Coffman in 2018, granddaughters, Rebecca Morrison and Julie Vaughan, and a great granddaughter, Meghan Brigance.
Those left behind to cherish her memories are her children, Larry Lambrich and wife Jeanette of Philpot, Jerry Lambrich and wife Doris of Philpot, Mike Mitchell and wife Donna of Masonville, Connie Hahn and husband Allen of Cambridge, Ohio, and Kathy Burgess and husband Jeff of Lexington, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, a brother, Dean Lambrich and wife Dorothy of Flora, Illinois, and a son-in-law, J. D. Coffman of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
The Funeral Service for Viola Mitchell will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 8, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday and after 9:00 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, 4430 Old Calhoun Road, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences to the family of Viola Mitchell can be shared at www.glenncares.com.