E. Beth Mitchell

October 25, 1942 ‒ May 05, 2015

Galion, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

E. Beth Mitchell, age 72, of Galion and formerly of Mount Gilead, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, May 5, 2015.

On October 25, 1942, Beth was born in Libya, North Africa, the youngest of ten children of the late Dominic and Angela (Fadel) DeLorenzo. She was raised in Italy, where she graduated from the Princess Giovana High School and later earned a degree in nursing.

While working as a nurse in Naples, Italy, Beth met a U.S. Special Services Agent, Dean L. Mitchell, who had been injured while in the military. Falling for each other in the hospital, when Dean returned to good health, they were married on March 13, 1965, in Sicily, Italy. She then joined him when he returned home to care for his farm in Mount Gilead.

Together, Beth and Dean farmed many acres of their own and others land, where she helped with everything, with one exception…running the combine. After forty four wonderful years of marriage, Dean preceded her in death on November 4, 2009.

For many years, Beth volunteered for the American Red Cross and Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Facility. She also was a member of the Morrow County Farm Bureau, and the Elks, Moose, AmVets and Country Club in Galion.

She will be missed by her son, Donald “Dale” Mitchell of Mount Gilead; best friends: Hope Lacy, John Sharp, Phil Longstreth and many more dear friends; and two beloved cats: Sean and Geffy.

Services honoring her life will be observed on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville, with Pastors Ray and Don Linn officiating.

Rather than flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Humane Society, P. O. Box 298, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Beth’s family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I will always remember her beautiful flowers. Very sorry Dale for your loss.

  • It is a sad day that Beth will not be here with all of us in body. She will always be in our hearts forever. And now she is with her beloved husband Dean once again forever. Our sympathy is with all that knew her and her son Dale. You are missed Beth. Love you John And Hope

  • Dale we are so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Know that we are thinking of you and the doors of our homes are open anytime for you to stop.

    Love you

    Don and Phyllis
    Marc and Krista
    Doug ,Lisa, Tyler, Morgan and Megan

  • Beth will always be remembered by all who had met her . Rest in peace Beth you will be missed
    Lisa and Tony

  • Dale ..So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers for comfort in the days to come….. Karen and Family

  • My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  • Beth was a classy one of kind woman and I will remember her always. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss Dale.

  • Beth will always be remembered by us. She was our good friend and neighbor. We sure will miss you Beth. So sorry for your loss Dale. Rest in peace Beth your work is done. Love you, Jim and Phyllis Henson

  • Dale, another tragic loss by fire, but this of Beth is sadly not correctable as was the case with the trucks. She and Dean were very special friends to The Harmons through the years involving fishing on Candlewood Lake during the early years and always with stories when hay was delivered for our horses.

    “Heartfelt TEARS May Come And Go , But Never, The Precious MEMORIES That Create Them”, author George C. Harmon

  • Dale,

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow.

    Your Mother was a wonderful person and she will be dearly missed.

  • Your friends are Kenworth of Columbus are wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  • Dale,
    We are so very sorry about the loss of your Mom.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    May God and your memories bring you comfort and peace.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Tina & Chris Irons

  • As a neighbor, I often walk my dog past Beth’s home. When she was out gardening we would visit so I’ll miss her sweet gentle spirit. The last time we spoke, she shared her great love and concern for you Dale. I’m sure she will be continually sending her love and support for you from the other side.

  • Dale,
    Your mom was one of a kind, so much fun and generous with love, kindness, and was a magnet to so many, she truly enjoyed life to the fullest. So sorry for your loss, may God keep you in his fold and may you always cherish the memories she had left with you.
    A good friend
    Charlotte Sipes

  • We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, Dale. Your mother and father were both wonderful people. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time
    With our deepest sympathy .
    Phil & Brenda Gompf

  • Dale,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss of your mother, your mom (and dad) were very nice people. My I thoughts and prayers are with you, and I send my deepest condolences.

    Take Care & God Bless,

  • Dale,
    We are so sorry for your painful loss. Your mom will very missed. She was a great lady.

    With our deepest sympathy

    Jim and Lori Grogg

  • Great neighbor. Always made me laugh. Miss seeing her flower garden. Sorry for your loss, Dale.