Sue C. (Gill) Mitchell, 90, went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born January 20, 1933 in Sumner County, Tennessee she was the daughter of Basil and Earlene (Cline) Rippy.
On December 17, 1976 she married Gary in LaPorte, Indiana. Sue was a wonderful housewife and mother to her family. In fact, one would say apart from God, her family was everything to her. A very strong woman of faith that was Fun, loving, caring and very hospitable that was always willing to help anyone in need.
She loved being involved in Children’s Ministry playing the part of a woman named “grandma Jones,” for numerous years at Grace Baptist Church in LaPorte, pouring out love and teaching children about Jesus. Sue enjoyed writing poetry and songs. Her music is even registered at the library of Congress. Sue’s poetry was published many times in the Pilot Newspaper.
She is survived by her sons: Steven Gill of Warsaw; Greg (Brenda) Gill of Plymouth; Douglas (Beth) Gill of Wheaton, Ill; Michael (Helen) Gill of White Lake, MI; step-daughters: Denise (Tom) Mitchell-North of Ft.Wayne; Jill (Louis) Mitchell-Smolenski of Pittsburg, PA; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 6 nieces and nephews.
Sue is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Donald Gill, husband Gary Mitchell, brothers: Bill Rippy and Bob Rippy.
A private graveside service will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 Michigan Rd. Plymouth, IN 46563.
Linda Zeider says
Such a sweet lady. I interviewed her for The Census Bureau and she was delightful.
Julie Dobbs Stainbrook says
I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of Sue Carol. She is my 2nd cousin on my mom’s side (Barbara Ann Cline Dobbs, daughter of Luther Cline). I never had the privilege of meeting Sue Carol, but have heard wonderful things about her through other family members. Praying for her sons and family, during such a difficult time.
Janet Lindvall says
I’ll remember Sue as always being kind & sweet. I’m so sorry for you loss, as I’m sure she was a wonderful Mom
Linda Rippy says
Sue was a very gracious and kind lady with a vibrant personality. I remember the beautiful teddy bears she made from donated mink coats. Condolences to the family.