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Elsie Mae Mitchem, 98, of Asco, WV, passed away, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at her residence. Born January 19, 1919, in North Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Rhoda Scarberry Ford. She was a resident of Asco, WV the greater part of her life. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was the oldest resident of Asco. She was Mom to seventeen Foster Children, an avid gardener and loved to dig Ginseng. She also enjoyed Tuesday outings with the senior citizens of Welch.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, her husband Walter Mitchem, one son, Lonnie Mitchem, three grandsons, Lonnie Gene Mitchem Jr, Gregory Dole Mitchem, and Darrell Clayton Mitchem, four brothers, two sisters and one son in law Harold Green.
Survivors include, two daughters, Louise Green of Asco, WV, Kay Sarks and husband Bill of Asco, WV, one son, Bernard Mitchem and wife Linda of Princeton, WV, one daughter in law, Elsie P. Mitchem of Princeton, WV, twelve grandchildren, Dennis, Dianne, Robert, David, Anthony, Timothy, Cyndi, Brian, Darren, Katherine, Lynn and Amanda, eighteen Great Grandchildren, sixteen Great Great Grandchildren, two sisters, Grace Cox of Trenton, TN, Juanita Kemp of Mojave CA.
Funeral Services will be conducted, Monday, November 13, 2017 at 12 Noon from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, WV with Pastor Allen Stump officiating, burial will follow at the Justice Cemetery in Asco, WV. Friends may call Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, WV from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com
Fanning Funeral Home of Welch, is serving the Mitchem Family.
Published on November 10, 2017
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