Sue A. Davis Mitchell


Sue A. Davis Mitchell, 93, of Frankfort, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.

Born June 22, 1923, in Forest, she was the daughter of Max P. and Kathryn Fraker Sellars. She married James A. Davis on Aug. 9, 1947, in Forest and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1983. She then married Ralph A. Mitchell Sr. on Oct. 12, 1996, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2016.

Sue 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 master’s degree from Ball State University. Sue began her teaching career in Edinburgh and then taught business at Clinton Central High School for more than 20 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Forest United Methodist Church and a former member of Forest Order of the Eastern Star. 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.

Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Davis (Don Carlos) of Baltimore, Maryland; three sons, Phillip (Linda) Davis of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Dr. Jay (Cindi) Davis of Michigantown and Stephen (Lori) Davis of Frankfort; five grandchildren, Kristin Murphy, Lauren (Steven) Thomas, Dr. Caitlin Davis, Chelsea (Jacob) Thompson and Alex Davis; one great-granddaughter, Emily Thomas; three stepsons, Ralph A. (Karen) Mitchell Jr. of Colorado, Timothy (Joyce) Mitchell of Florida, and James W. (Connie) Mitchell of Brownstown; two stepdaughters, Amy (Sam) Motazedi of Brownstown and Jeanne (Brian) Penner of Naples, Florida; and sister, Nancy Lukins of Louisville, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Max F. Sellars.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, with a service to follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Therapy Dog International-Lafayette Chapter or Forest United Methodist Church.

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