Carol (Croft) Mitchell, age 63, of Tamms, died at 3:05 pm on Friday, December 7, 2012 at her residence.
She was born March 6, 1949 in Cairo, the daughter of George and Mary Croft. They preceded her in death.
She married Warren “Buddy” Mitchell on January 6, 1969. He survives her.
She served as Mayor of Tamms for 3 terms up to the week before her death. She was also a retired rural mail carrier serving the Tamms area for 31 years. She and Buddy owned and operated Mitchells’ Barbeque & Catering. She was a member of numerous public service committees, too many to name. She was raised in E&R church in Tamms and currently attending Villa Ridge Union Church. Her greatest adventure was a 3 month vacation to Alaska with her family. Her passion in life was her family.
She is survived by her husband, Buddy; a daughter, Tricia Mitchell Heppe (Michael) of Indianapolis, IN; a son, David Warren Mitchell (Pam) of Tamms; 6 grandchildren, Lucus Mitchell-McNulty, Megan McNulty, Brittney Mitchell, Alexandria Mitchell, David Mitchell, Jr. and Nicolas Mitchell; 1 great-grandson, Tyson Webb; step-father, Charles “Chick” Hood of Tamms; 1 sister, Sherry (Bruce) Vick of McClure; 1 brother, Dennis (Dianna) Croft of Jackson, MO; brother-in-law, Herman Blackward of Oklahoma City; nieces and nephews Renee Brown, Michael Shannon Croft, Tim Vick, Todd Vick, Angie Arnold, Liz Melton, Jeff Blackward and Nathan Blackward; great-nieces and great-nephews, Reagan, Chris, Caleb, Hayden, Emma, Jeremiah, Mary, Catherine, Jessica, Austin and Alexis; and many other loved ones and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, George Croft; and a sister, Anne Blackward.
To honor Carol’s life, there are several options—memorial contributions to TIP Hospice, 25 Leigh Drive, Anna; cards may be sent to the family at PO Box 7, Tamms; or online condolences to www.crainsonline.com. On Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Tamms Community Center, the Fire Department dinner and bingo will be dedicated to Carol’s memory.
Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of the arrangements.