Joe Ann (Brychta) Mitchell passed away Nov. 2, 2019. She was born Aug. 13, 1938, and graduated from Central High School in 1956.

After graduation, she began working for Southwestern Bell, retiring in 1992 with 33 years of service.

After retiring, she and her husband delivered "Meals on Wheels" and served on the InterServe Board for three years. She was an active member and past President of Southwestern Bell Pioneers, was the board member of the Senior Citizens Center foundation and involved in the computer Users group at the Joyce Raye Patterson Senior center.

Hobbies included gardening, reading, crafts, and sewing. She enjoyed walking, swimming and meeting with her friends, but most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren and was very proud of each and every one.

Preceded in death by: parents, Paul and Erma; and daughter, Jody.

Survived by: husband, Richard; and children, Bret (MaryKay), Marcia and Tracy (Maurice); son-in-law, Mike; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Judy (Jerry); and brother, Jim (Mary Jo). As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.