Shirley Hummell Mitchell

Shirley L. Hummell Mitchell, 90, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, September 14, 2023 at her residence.

Shirley Louise was born January 11, 1933 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Raymond Perry and Thelma Louise (Wright) Scott. She was raised near Belfast (a former community north of Rome) and attended school in Rome. On February 18, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant, Shirley was united in marriage to Arnold LuVern Hummell. Mr. Hummell preceded in death on February 14, 1993. Shirley then married John Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell preceded in death as well.

Shirley was a longtime homemaker who also did babysitting for many people. She assisted her husband Arnold with the Hummell Tree Service. Shirley was a member of the Trenton United Methodist Church where she was an active volunteer for funeral dinners and other meals as well as the Red Barn and Souvenir Stand which the church operated at Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #2561 helping with the Poppy Sales for many years. In her spare time, Shirley was a collector of many things, and loved attending yard sales and auctions.

Those thankful for sharing in Shirley’s life include 2 sons – Kelley Hummell of Boone, IA and Mike Hummell and his wife Donna Marie of Eldon, IA; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Hummell of Mt. Pleasant; 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Her parents, both husbands, a son – Tim Hummell, a daughter-in-law, Christine Hummell, and 2 siblings – Donald Scott and Martha Hatch, precede Shirley in death.

Friends may call from 12 Noon to 8 PM on Thursday, September 21 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM on Thursday. A funeral service for Shirley will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 22 at the Trenton United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeffery A. McPheron officiating. Burial will be in the Grant Cemetery, rural Rome, IA.

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