Gladys Mitchell

Gladys M. Mitchell

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Gladys M. Mitchell, 90, of Mt. Pleasant went home to be with her Lord on September 24, 2019 surrounded by her children at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, following a brief illness.

Gladys was born on January 14, 1929 in Reed City, Michigan. She graduated from Reed City High School in 1946 and attended Davenport College. On August 20, 1949 she married her husband of 58 years, Donald, and together they raised four children.

Gladys had a strong work ethic, and devoted endless hours for causes that were her passion. She was a fierce advocate for unborn children, and participated in civil protests against abortion across the country. She volunteered for many years at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. She was also a member of the Citizens for Decency organization, which fought to keep pornography out of Mt. Pleasant. In addition, she founded the Central Michigan Citizens Opposed to Water Fluoridation, spearheading an effort to remove fluoride from city drinking water. She was feisty and tenacious - picketing, yard signs and bumper stickers were among her favorites!
She was an active member of the Republican Party, serving as precinct delegate, Isabella County Commissioner, and was an honored recipient of the Constance Stegenga Distinguished Service Award. With her determination, leadership skills and fearless spirit, she took an active role in making the world a better place.

Gladys was very generous in supporting many deserving people and organizations, which led to the creation of the Gladys and Donald Mitchell Family Fund, which will continue to bless others in the future.
She was a member of Potter’s House Family Worship Center and devoted her life to sharing her faith in Jesus with any and all. She visited prisoners at county jails, supporting them in their time of need. She was a prayer warrior and spiritual mentor to many.

She enjoyed baking, especially fruit cobblers and cinnamon rolls. She was famous for her insatiable sweet tooth, and there could never be too much pie or ice cream in a day. She enjoyed sewing, bike riding and was an avid reader. She especially loved summers at Big Star Lake, playing cards and spending time with family. Nothing was more important to Gladys than her faith and her family, and she leaves a legacy that will endure.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Donald, parents Herman and Mabel Weck, and brothers Russell, Harold, Wayne and Milne. She is greatly loved and survived by her children Patti (Jerry) Jacques of Rochester Hills, Tom (Lori) Mitchell of Mt. Pleasant, Molly (Mitch) Jackson of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Loretta (Robert) Doerr of Canadian Lakes. She prayed faithfully for her grandchildren Jodi, Eric, Scott, Stacy, Kristin, Kara, Kori, Kim, Katelyn, Chris, Aaron, Ben and Laurel, and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be officiated by Pastor Ronald Ives at Potter’s House Family Worship Center on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon. Family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant. Burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery in Reed City, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gifts For All God’s Children ( or to Life Choices of Central Michigan (

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 6th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, October 6th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    114 South Bradley Street
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Potter's House Family Worship Center
    5346 E. Deerfield Road
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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  • Service

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Potter's House Family Worship Center
    5346 E. Deerfield Road
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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    Pastor Ron Ives
  • Interment

    Woodland Cemetery - Reed City
    550 W Church Ave
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  • Reception

    Courtyard by Mariott
    2400 East Campus Dr
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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The Pink Family

Posted at 10:49am
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Posted at 09:23am
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Nancy Barr

Posted at 10:14am
Tom and Lori, I'm sad for your loss. I met Gladys just about a year ago when were planning, coordinating, running and loving the process of putting together our reunion. Tom, you certainly favor your mom, who beamed with pride over you and Lori and the generosity the two of you share with so many people. Its an honor to hold your family in my prayers. I'm counting on great comfort and peace as you navigate the loss of this amazing lady. Blessings in Christ, Nancy Barr, Austin TX

Cindy Thee

Posted at 11:56am
we all just loved Gladys... always smiling... wonderful mom to her kids.... ahh the cottage days of card playing..boating... . and Don n Gladys tooling about. Fond memories! Hugs to you all... The Stevens tribe

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