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Bethene Mitchell

Bethene  Mitchell, 77 years, 6 months, and 12 days old, passed to Heaven on April 1, 2016 at her home in Hillsboro, Ore.

Bethene was born Sept. 20, 1938 in Pansy, Mo., to Elzie and Dora  (Williams) Stillings.

Bethene was a retired caterer.

She was a Christian and a member of the Baptist Church.

Bethene and  Ray Munhall were united in marriage in 1956 and to this union four children were born. She later remarried Dee Turner and to this union one child was born.

Bethene was preceded by her parents, three brothers, Elzie Jr., Marvin and Vernis Stillings, and five sisters, Fern Dorman, Imogene Winters, Donna Sue Blades, Mildred Stillings, and Melverine Stillings.

Bethene is survived by one son, Wendell Turner, Portland, Ore.; four daughters, Sandra, Valerie, Lisa Hefner, and Janet Harper; three brothers, Dale Stillings and wife, Marina, of Cassville, Mo., Vernie Stillings and wife, Myrna, of Salina, Kan., and Harrison Stillings of Springfield, Mo.; sisters Janet Jones and husband, Alan, of Oldfield, Mo., and Marie McDonald, of Dallas, Texas; a special cousin, Wilma Jean Hampton of Ozark, Mo.; and many other family and friends who will miss her.

Graveside  services for Bethene were Saturday, April 9, at 10 a.m., at Stillings Cemetery.  Officiating was Vernie Stillings. Memorials may be made to Stillings Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.