Irene M. Mitchell

Aug. 1, 1942 - Feb. 1, 2018

Irene M. Mitchell, 75, Altoona, passed away Thursday afternoon at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Hastings, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (McIlwaine) Stislow. She married William J. Mitchell, and he preceded her in death in December 1975.

Surviving are six children: Regina Becker, Debbie Quinn, Patricia McIntyre, Gregory Mickley, BillieJo Mickley and William J. Mitchell Jr.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and her companion of 35 years, John Polisky.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan; and a brother, Gordon.

Irene was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School and a homemaker.

She enjoyed traveling, cooking and baking, and she especially spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Interment will be held at Bakerton United Methodist Cemetery, Bakerton.