Mary H. Mitchell, 72, Durand, Illinois, died at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in Medina Manor Nursing Center after a long illness. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born May 11, 1936 in Beloit, Wisconsin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. and Myrtle (Stevens) Yale. She lived her entire life in the Durand area. Married Jack Mitchell in Rockton, Illinois on June 11, 1954. Mary was a housewife and farm wife. Graduated from Durand High School, Class of 1954. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include husband Jack Mitchell, Durand, Illinois; son Robert Mitchell, Beloit, Wisconsin; daughters Connie Mitchell, Beloit, Wisconsin and Laura (Robert) Holtzman, Shell Lake, Wisconsin; grandchildren Sarah, Stephanie and Joshua Mellen, Amanda (Carlos) Ibarra and Lane Mitchell; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. \r\r\n\r\r\n Visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home 101 Main Street, Durand, Illinois from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2009. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be given to the family.