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Sam Mitchell

July 7, 1936 — March 16, 2016

Sam B. Mitchell, 79, of Chillicothe passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Princeton.

Sam was born July, 7, 1936 in Peoria, the son of Frank Mitchell and Edna Weiss.

Surviving are: one son, Scott B. (Barbara) Mitchell of Champaign; one daughter, Lesley (Timothy Bramham) Caruso of Chillicothe; three grandchildren, Corey (April) Mitchell of Denver, CO as well as Travis and Coleman Caruso of Chillicothe and one great-grandchild, Sophie Mitchell. He also leaves behind his companion, Marilyn Hendryx.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jack Mitchell; and one sister, Betty Esch.

Sam was a veteran of the United States Air Force and National Guard.

Sam earned his associates degree in Graphic Arts and Design from Illinois Central College. He worked as a printer at International Paper Co. After retirement from International Paper he worked at Mini Max Storage for 15 years.

He loved hunting and camping in the outdoors, and was an avid reader. Sam also loved to line dance through Pearce Community Center. He also delivered meals-on-wheels for Pearce.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A funeral will be held for Sam at 12:00pm on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Friends and relative are invited to a visitation two hours prior. Rev. Ron Martz will officiate.

Sam's online memorial may be viewed at


MAR 24. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Memorial Service

MAR 24. 12:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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