She was born on June 22, 1937, in Pomeroy, daughter of the late Alberta and Ted Laudermilt.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry D. Garnes, Sr. and Richard Mitchem, Sr.; infant daughter, Regina Marie Mitchem; sisters, Irene Nelson and Bernice Goble; brothers: Orland “June” Laudermilt, Eddie Laudermilt, Charles Laudermilt; and nephew, Raymond Briggs.
She is survived by her sons: Richard “Smokey” Mitchem, Virginia Beach, Va., Billy (Connie) Mitchem, Point Pleasant, W.Va., Thomas (Stacey) Mitchem, Bidwell, Herbert “Herbie” (Kay) Mitchem, Gallipolis; daughters: Rebecca (Jeff) Haning, Harrisonville; Mary (Dale) Taylor, Pomeroy; sisters: Sue (Jack) Withrow, Pataskala and Donna Darst, Pataskala; brothers: Walter (Sandy) Laudermilt, Pomeroy, Victor (Louise) Laudermilt, Middleport, Franklin Laudermilt, Pomeroy, Thomas (Jennifer) Laudermilt, Springfield, John Laudermilt, Las Vegas, Nev., Max (Sandy) Laudermilt, Columbus; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends; and long-time family friend, Butch English.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
An on-line registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel. com.