Donella Fern Mitts of Paris, Missouri | 1926 - 2018 | Obituary
December 07, 1926 - September 11, 2018
Donella Fern Mitts 91 of Paris, MO passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the University Hospital in Columbia.
Mrs. Mitts was born on December 7, 1926 in Florida, MO the daughter of Cecil and Mary Cartmell Turnbough. She married Glenwood Mitts on October 6, 1945 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 2000.
Before marrying Glenwood, Fern worked at the shoe factory in Mexico, MO. After marrying the couple owned a farm north of Holliday until they moved to Paris in 1960. She then worked at the Paris Public Schools where she was helping in the food service, she later worked at the Shell Station.
She is survived by two sons; Charles (Jane) Mitts of Columbia, Jerry Mitts of Staples, Minn. five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and a son-in-law Steve Sims of Mexico, MO several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her daughter Janeen Sims on January 2, 2015; two brothers and six sisters.
Fern was a member of the First Christian Church in Paris, MO.
Private family Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Paris, MO with Reverend Donna Scott officiating.