Mary Gould Mitchell

By on April 28, 2011

Mary Gould Mitchell, 84, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Elburn, passed away April 14, 2011, at the Braden Care Center in Bradenton.

She is survived by her son, John (Pat) Mitchell of Lakewood, Colo.; one granddaughter, Deanna (Shane) Rumley; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Colin, both of Colorado; one sister, Helen (Moon) Johnson, who has stayed close to Mary and would regularly visit her in Florida; eight nephews, one niece; and many great nieces and nephews.

Her many “Florida Friends” that will miss her dearly include Jean Simmons, the Bryon Fischer family and the Ed and Kathy Ranft family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and her brothers, Charles, Webb and Norris (Frances) Gould. She is also preceded by her nephews, Robert Johnson and Jason Gould. She now will be joined together again with her friend for many years, Robert Hawley.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Elburn American Legion in Elburn, where friends are invited to share their memories of Mary.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Mary Mitchell Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at, where her full life story can be read.