Elsie Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell, 83, Bidwell, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

The daughter of the late Ross and Lola (Kemper) Sexton, she was born February 3, 1934 in Gallia County, Ohio. Libby was a 1951 Graduate of Bidwell Porter High School and was a retired cook from Gallia County Local Schools. She was a member of French City Baptist Church, Bidwell, Ohio. She married Otho Gary Mitchell January 31, 1953 in Gallia County and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Libby is survived by a sister, Peggy Sexton, Bidwell; daughter-in-law, Gina (Brian) Harris, Bidwell; grandchildren: Gary (Briana) Mitchell, Jennifer Mitchell, Aaron (Candice) Mitchell, all of Bidwell and Jeremy Harmon, Richmond, Indiana; great-grandchildren: Braiden, Paisleigh and Gabriella Mitchell and Hunter and Easton Meaige, all of Bidwell as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Eugene Mitchell; four brothers: William Orville Sexton, James Edward Sexton, Ross Sexton Jr. and John Lee Sexton; three sisters: Dorothy Drummond, Betty Boyer and Anna Martha Fillinger; special nephew, Brad Fillinger and sister-in-law, Amy Sexton.

“Grandma was a very loving and sweet lady. She was loved by many and everyone she ever met.  Our lives have completely changed without this sweet lady but she has no more pain and no more suffering. She is now rejoicing with Jesus and her baby boy and husband.”

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Wednesday 5-7 p.m..

Pallbearers for services include: Gary Mitchell, Aaron Mitchell, Gerry Pratt, Anthony O’Dell, John Williams and Brian Harris.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to: McCoy-Moore Funeral Home P.O. Box 148, Vinton, Ohio 45686.

Condolences may be sent to www.mccoymoore.com