Valena Leota Barnett Mitchell, 87, formerly of Reelsville, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Waters of Greencastle, the nursing facility where she has been a patient for over two years.
She was born in Putnam County on July 9, 1915, the daughter of Homer E. Bond and Sylvia H. Miller Bond.
She lived in the Reelsville community for most of her life and was a member of Reelsville United Methodist Church, where she was baptized in 1923. She also enjoyed gardening.
She had a large extended family from two deceased husbands, many of whom survive her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Miller Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Badger officiating. Interment will be in Boone Cemetery, west of Reelsville. Visitation is from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of service.