Obituary: Joan Schley Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell, 76, of Clermont, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

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Joan Schley Mitchell, 76, of Clermont, Florida, passed peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Family and friends were Joan’s passion for life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She was a faithful member of Church of the Messiah, Episcopal Church, and enjoyed serving on the Alter Guild.

She volunteered as a Hospice caregiver and was a past member of the West Orange Junior Service League and other various organizations throughout her life. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Joan is preceded in death by her husband, William S. Mitchell, M.D.

She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Strickland (Gene) and Tami Davis; and her beloved granddaughter, Chelsea Strickland. She also had four stepchildren, Elin Hanley (George), William S. Mitchell III, Lee Ann Lackey (Gary) and John Boswell Mitchell (Amber); and eight step-grandchildren, George Hanley, Emily Hanley, Mitchell Hanley, William Mitchell IV, John Owen Lackey, Avery Lackey, Kinlee Mitchell and Palmer Mitchell. She is also survived by her brother, Herbert H. Schley (Delia) of Clermont, Florida.

A celebration of her life will be held privately with family and close friends. The date and location will be determined shortly.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Messiah, 241 N. Main St., Winter Garden, FL 34787.


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