Lila L. Mitzel 1919-2013

YOUNGSTOWN – Lila L. Mitzel, 93, formerly of Mineral Ridge, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 9, 2013, at Northside Medical Center.

She was born May 15, 1919, in Darlington, Pa., the daughter of Roy S. and Laura Lorena Huston McMillin.

Lila attended Midland High School in Midland, Pa.

Lila’s first husband was Paul Thompson. She married Gail A. McFarland in 1947. They moved to California in 1958, where she would later work for eight years as a home health aide. Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Gail, who passed away in 1959. She married Anton Mitzel in 1971 and was with him until his death in 1976.

Lila was a member of Mineral Ridge Church of Christ. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star of Ohio and the Crystal Chapter Lodge 18 of East Liverpool. She was a member of the Order of the Amaranth in Victorville, Calif.

Lila enjoyed gardening in her earlier years and spending time with her family.

Lila leaves to cherish her precious memory one daughter, Donna (Donald) Hartlen of North Port, Fla.; one son, Donald (Bonnie) McFarland of Mineral Ridge; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her second husband, Gail; her third husband, Anton; two brothers, Ralph and Howard; and infant sister, Esther.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mineral Ridge Church of Christ with Mr. Fred Schrock officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church, 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Interment will follow at East Palestine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made to the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.

The Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Family and friends are invited to visit to sign the online guestbook or to send private condolences.

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