Sue A. Davis Mitchell

October 2, 2016

Sue A. Davis Mitchell 93, of Frankfort, Ind., died at 3:20 p.m. October 2, 2016 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.  Born June 22, 1923 in Forest, Ind., to Max P. & Kathryn (Fraker) Sellars.  She married James A. Davis on August 9, 1947 in Forest and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1983.  She then married Ralph A. Mitchell Sr. on October 12, 1996 and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2016.  Mrs. Mitchell was a 1940 graduate and valedictorian of Forest High School.   She graduated as valedictorian of Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute and received her masters degree from Ball State University.  Sue began her teaching career in Edinburgh, Ind., and then taught business at Clinton Central High School for over 20 years, retiring in 1985.  She was a member of Forest United Methodist Church and a former member of Forest O.E.S.  Sue’s passion was her family. She was an avid sports fan, enjoyed traveling, reading and loved spending time in Siesta Key, Florida and Westcliffe, Colorado.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Service will follow at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Therapy Dog International-Lafayette Chapter or Forest United Methodist Church; envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

1 Daughter: Suzanne Davis (Husband Don Carlos) of Baltimore, Maryland, 3 Sons: Phillip (Linda) Davis of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Dr. Jay (Cindi) Davis of Michigantown, Stephen (Lori) Davis of Frankfort, 5 Grandchildren, Kristin Murphy, Lauren (Steven) Thomas, Dr. Caitlin Davis, Chelsea (Jacob) Thompson and Alex Davis, 1 Great Granddaughter, Emily Thomas, 3 Step-Sons: Ralph A. (Karen) Mitchell Jr. of Colorado, Timothy (Joyce) Mitchell of Florida, James W. (Connie) Mitchell of Brownstown, 2 Step-Daughters: Amy (Sam) Motazedi of Brownstown, Jeanne (Brian) Penner of Naples, Florida and Sister: Nancy Lukins of Louisville, Kentucky

Preceded by:

her brother, Max F. Sellars.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Sue A. Davis Mitchell”

  1. Odel (Butler) Strange October 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I have known Sue and her family for many years. First met Sue, parents and brother, where we attended Forest United Methodist Church. Know that she had great life for many years & my sympathy goes to all of family.

  2. Jan Kersey October 4, 2016 at 8:27 am

    To the Davis family, Gary and I have such pleasant memories of your mom. The first meeting was probably on Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL. We enjoyed several fun summer vacations with Clinton Central folks in that area. She was a good friend of my mother’s as they both were involved in teaching. And we have enjoyed having her be apart of our Williams Creek area. We know she lived a great life and enjoyed her many travels. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Gary and Jan Kersey

  3. Richard Jenkins October 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    So sorry to hear about Sue, praying for your family.

  4. Stacy Grant Richardson October 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I was a student of Mrs. Davis in 1983 & 84, accounting and short hand. I loved going to her class everyday she was my favorite teacher. I do remember when her husband passed away in 1983, I felt so sad for her. RIP Mrs. Davis

  5. Carol and George Engstrom October 4, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Our hearts are broken for we have lost such a wonderful friend this week. We have so many fond memories of evenings spent with your Mom and Grandmother, and these memories will always be cherished. Please know that your family is in our prayers for you have suffered such a great loss. Sue will always be a shinning star over her family, because family was the most important part of her life. We will miss her.

  6. Melvin and Carolyn Dunham October 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    To Suzanne, Phillip, Jay, and Stephen Davis and Ralph, Timothy, and James Mitchell and families

    We send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mother. She was a great lady and friend who will be missed by many.

  7. Jude and Mary Jean Uhl February 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Belatedly sending our warmest thoughts to the family of Sue. Only learned of her passing recently and today found this website. Sue was a dear friend of ours and we had many wonderful visits when she was here on Marco Island, FL. We also enjoyed her company when in Indiana. Such a warm, optimistic, and lovely lady. We miss her very much.

    Jude and Mary Jean Uhl

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