Thursday, March 22, 2007

Helen Louise Oberg Mitchell, 90, of Homestead, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, of complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

Later in life she decided to attend a cosmetology school and enjoyed many years of having that skill.

The family plans a graveside ceremony on Wednesday, March 28 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org). She was born Sept. 18, 1916, in Joplin. She was the daughter of Erick Friteof Oberg--an immigrant from Verlman, Sweden, and Nancy Laura Soward, a native of Fleming County, Ky.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, James Albien Oberg, a sister, Mary Frances Oberg Isbell, and her husband, Lynn Burgess Mitchell, Jr. During her time with her husband, a Navy officer, after leaving Missouri she lived in Maryland, Hawaii, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virginia and Florida.

Her late husband's parents were Lynn and Mamie Mitchell, of Cassville. He was a longtime auto dealer and insurance representative. She was the Cassville librarian.

Survivors include: her son, Robert Lynn Mitchell and his wife, Phyllis, of Islamorada, Fla.; her son, Carl Eric Mitchell and his wife, Gina, of Herndon, Va.; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren,